Happy Monday everyone! The cold front that blew through the northern portion of the state yesterday evening is now positioned from about Longview, down to around College Station and over towards San Marcos and into the Del Rio area. The front will continue moving south this morning and should be clearing most of the coastline by early afternoon. Strong gusty winds will continue most of the day behind the front making it a bit of a blustery day for at least the central and northern portions of the state as the temps drop off quickly behind the front. Skies will begin to clear out by mid -day, remaining mostly clear overnight which will allow temps to drop down to well below normal levels for this time of year by tomorrow morning.
A line of storms is currently ongoing along the leading edge of the cold front. So far, things have remained pretty tame with most of the storms staying below severe limits. The exception to that is a little cell near Lufkin which has a history of producing 1 inch hail. Overall though, the main hazards with this line of storms as it continues to move south through the state will be small hail, gusty winds and lightning.
As mentioned above, skies will clear out by tonight which will set the stage for a good amount of radiational cooling and record temps for many areas across the state. I know that for the DFW area, I heard on the news this morning that the latest freeze on record is April 13th and that has a good chance of being broken early Tuesday morning. However, the nice clear skies will allow for excellent viewing of the lunar eclipse tonight! The total eclipse won’t happen until close to 2am, but it might be fun to bundle up and go take a look anyways!