Rain and cooler temps expected for Tuesday


Today: Patchy AM Fog, A Few Clouds. Temperatures will plummet quickly behind the front, falling into the 40s overnight with still a few leftover showers possible.

Cloudy, breezy and turning colder with a 50% chance of showers. However, once the front gets through, temperatures will run below normal for the rest of the work week. Expect the clouds to linger through Thursday with overnight lows around freezing.

Thursday, the high will be near 32 with mostly sunny skies and a north northwest wind of 7 to 9 miles per hour, the weather service said.

Ahead of the front, during the morning commute, temperatures will be in the 70s. Look for a muggy sunrise start on Tuesday in the mid to upper 60s for the Capital City and be ready for pockets of fog for that morning commute. In fact, it may have you throwing on the windshield wipers. Even Lubbock may see some very light wintry showers, perhaps tomorrow, a little more likely Wednesday.

Today (Tuesday): Pockets of drizzle or mist under mostly cloudy skies should dry out middle to late morning. Most will pick up 0.5"-1.5" of rain by Tuesday night.

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Wednesday: A period of morning rain, then clearing with sunshine developing. Those winds will help to ease temperatures back through the 40s as the day progresses. Thursday night, the low in New Orleans is expected to be 39 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will continue to warm through Thursday, when valley areas peak in the mid to high 60's.

A powerful cold front has ushered much cooler air into South Texas.

Saturday, scattered snow showers possible, mainly after 2 p.m. The first develops offshore Friday evening into Saturday morning.

Cold, Arctic air will settle into the state Wednesday night, and from that point forward, will stay put at least for a week.