Fall Weather Arrives: Tuesday Temps to Drop into 40s, Fire Weather Watch Issued

October 17, 2011

The West U area will see its first significant cold front of the season Tuesday with gusty northerly winds and lows dropping into the 40s.

Monday will remain warm and mostly sunny with afternoon highs reaching the upper 80s. Tonight’s low is expected to fall to around 65.

Tuesday will see partly cloudy skies and gusty winds as the cold front moves into the area. The high is expected to reach only into the mid 70s ahead of an overnight low in the upper 40s.

The cold front’s expected brisk winds coupled with the continuing dry conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Fire Weather Watch for all of southeast Texas on Tuesday.

Northerly winds are expected to increase to 20-25 mph as the front arrives, with gusts of 30-35 mph. With the front, humidity levels will fall to 25-35 percent Tuesday afternoon.

As a result, any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

All counties throughout the West U area remain under burn bans.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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