HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- October will start off feeling like we're back in summer, but later this week a rain-making front moves into southeast Texas to deliver both rain and more seasonal temperatures.
Temperatures made it into the mid 90s for the first day of October and not much is changing for Monday. Morning lows will start in the upper 70s and it'll feel a bit muggy too. Not as humid for the afternoon but still bright and sunny with high temperatures rising into the mid 90s. Could approach a record for October 2nd too which currently sits at 97 degrees.
When will the front arrive this week?
At this time, we expect the front to arrive on Thursday or Friday. Ahead of the front there's the chance for showers and storms Wednesday, though the best chance for rain this week is still Thursday with storms developing ahead of and along the front. Right now the timing of the front moving completely through southeast Texas is late Thursday and into the day Friday, so the drop in temperatures really wont settle in until next weekend.
And this is a cold front, right? So how cool will it get behind the front?
Most likely, we end up with highs in the 80s and lows in the 50s. For Houston, we're expecting lows in the upper 50s and afternoon highs into the low-mid 80s behind the front.
Is Texas done with the hurricane season?
At this time, no tropical development is expected in the Gulf in the next 7 days, and we're nearing the latest date on record a hurricane has made landfall in Texas, which is October 15th. Based on the projected steering currents over the Gulf and the resulting high wind shear, we are likely in the clear from any direct hits. That said, we're entering the time of year where we have to pay closer attention to what's happening in the Pacific since those storms can recurve into Mexico and send heavy rains to Texas. For the latest on Atlantic Tropical Storms Philippe and Rina, head to our Tropical Update page.
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