AUSTIN (KXAN) — The strongest cold front of the season will make for a chilly Halloween night.
The coldest air since mid-April is headed south into the area, following a cold front that moved through Friday morning. Behind the front, low temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s this weekend–the coldest we’ve seen in six and a half months. The front also brought scattered rain before dawn Friday morning, but most communities received less than a half-inch.
While jackets might be needed after nightfall, an overall pleasant weekend is forecast as daytime temperatures warm to the 60s and 70s. This means picture-perfect fall weather for Halloween and the Formula One race.
KXAN is a sponsor of Circuit of the Americas Fan Fest, which will occur all weekend downtown. The weather looks terrific for all the related festivities, though the evenings will be a bit chilly Friday and Saturday.
Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday morning Nov. 2nd, when we will set our clocks back one hour and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.
Next week, prepare for a dramatic change in our weather. A powerful upper-level storm system approaching from the Pacific is forecast to draw the remnants of a Pacific tropical storm northward, potentially combining over Central Texas to produce heavy rainfall.
Specifics are still uncertain this far into the future, but the most likely time we could see heavy rain will come Tuesday night through the day Wednesday. Current rainfall projections call for 2-3″, but this setup can produce higher, flooding rainfall totals.
Stay tuned to KXAN and the First Warning Weather team as the situation unfolds.