The recent heat wave that Central Texas has been experiencing should be at an end, as a cold front blowing in from the northwest passed through the area between 2 and 3 a.m. today.

“It will be in the 50s all day (today), and it really won’t warm up that much during the day,” said meteorologist Daniel Huckaby with the National Weather Service in Dallas/Fort Worth. “The last time we have had weather that cold was in the beginning of November, so it will be a bit of a shock to the system.”

The low temperature today is expected to be 40 degrees.

Moving in with the cold front today are some rain clouds, and showers were likely between 1 and 4 a.m. The chance of rain starts at 60 percent this morning and decreases to 20 percent throughout the day. There is a 50 percent chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday.

The high Wednesday is expected to reach 51 degrees and the low is anticipated to be 38 degrees.

“It’s going to get colder as the week goes on, and on Thursday and Friday it may be close to freezing in Bell County,” Huckaby said.

The low Thursday will be 34 degrees and the high will be about 55 degrees. The skies are expected to begin clearing Thursday afternoon, with the weekend expected to be sunny and a little warmer.


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