Arctic air has invaded Texas and Central Texas will likely see it's first freeze of the season tonight and tomorrow night.

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Chilly Canadian air is here to stay for the next couple of days. An Arctic cold front moving through Central Texas this morning will create a strong north wind of 15 to 30 mph putting wind chill values in the 30s this afternoon.  Any showers this morning will diminish by afternoon, but clouds will remain.  Temperatures will fall into the low and mid 40s later this afternoon.

Clouds may help keep temperatures just above freezing in the Austin metro tonight, but outside the city limits temperatures may dip below 32 degrees for a time by Tuesday morning.

Skies will gradually clear Tuesday afternoon, but even with the sunshine highs will only reach the mid and upper 40s.  A stiff north wind will make it feel like the 30s.  Winds will gradually diminish Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  This will but the entire area under the risk of freezing temperatures come Wednesday morning.  Some locations may drop into the upper 20s come Wednesday morning.

After this Arctic chill, we'll see a gradual warming trend into the weekend with plenty of sunshine.  Highs will warm into the 60s toward the end of the week and right now the weekend looks great with sunshine and highs in the upper 60s to near 70.

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Stay warm!
--Meteorologist Kelly Slifka