A major cold front is sliding south though the Valley bringing the promise of colder temperatures and gusty, north winds.
What’s missing from this picture is rain. It doesn’t look like the RGV will any appreciable opportunity for precipitation with the front or behind it. The problem now is fire weather danger. As dry north winds blow in across the already dry grasses the fire weather risk will increase overnight and Tuesday. Be careful and hold off on burning until the wind dies down Wednesday or Thursday.
Overnight low temperatures will bottom out in the upper 40’s Tuesday morning followed by the upper 30’s Wednesday morning. The brisk north winds will drop the wind chill near or just below freezing overnight Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
The good news is temperatures climb back near normal by Thursday (normal high 71) and near 80 by Sunday. By the way, Winter starts this Saturday.