CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — A strong cold front is slicing through Texas late today, plunging temperatures well below freezing and creating an icy nightmare before Halloween.
While temperatures have plunged into the teens and twenties over the High Plains, the Coastal Bend and all of South Texas basks in the 80s.
The cold air is accompanied by overrunning moisture and instability, so rain, sleet and snow as well as freezing rain are widespread over the northwest half of the State. The system will not be as intense over our area but will drop temperatures around twenty to twenty five degrees and generate up to a quarter inch of rain.
Expect clearing skies by late Wednesday, and little to no rain the rest of the week and through the weekend. By midweek, a warming trend will begin.
Look for highs in the 60s, warming to the 70s and lower 80s by the weekend and early next week. Lows will gradually warm from the 50s to lower 60s.