Another surge of cold air from the north sweeps through Texas, making our weather feel much more like December out there as compared to this past weekend.  The forecast calls for highs in the low 60s but it'l likely feel like 50s for much of the afternoon.

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North-northeast winds will peak around 10-15 mph this afternoon with some momentary gusts approaching 20 mph.  

Some mid- and high-level moisture continues to stream over the Lone Star State, providing a mix of sun and clouds.  Skies should turn mostly clear as we head towards the evening hours, with temps dropping pretty quickly after sunset. 

It'll be a cold night, with some of our notorious cold spots dipping into a brief, light freeze through tomorrow morning.  In the Austin city limits, we expect a range of 30s with a low near 38 at Camp Mabry and close to 35 at the Airport.  Though sunshine will be quite generous tomorrow, temps will only recover into the mid and upper 50s at the warmest.  Then we're heading back into widespread 30s Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

Southerly winds start to bring back some moisture by midweek, priming the atmosphere for more clouds and potential rain as soon as Thursday.  A convergence of weather elements will bring some potentially disruptive weather into the picture for Friday.  A slow-moving polar cold front is expected to drop south across the state, all while an upper-level Pacific disturbance swirls through the Southern Plains.  We're fairly confident in some heavy rainfall for our area -- odds are now up to 70% -- and some thunderstorms might be in the mix, too.

Our latest models show the disturbance moving east, carrying the precip out of our region during the first part of the weekend.  In its wake, more polar air will sweep down to the Gulf Coast, ensuring plenty of chill for both Saturday and Sunday.  As it looks now, we might just barely get out of the 40s on Sunday afternoon.

And a lot could still change about this forecast as we still have a few days to go, so be sure to join us for updates with our 'Weather on the 1s' reports every 10 minutes on Spectrum News.  You can find us on TV or watch via the live stream.

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--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons (@Burton_Spectrum)