Monday, April 6, 2009

Freezing Warning Tonight.

The calendar my say April but the forecast is going to be more like late January or early February for the next 24 hours. Temperatures with a brisk northwest wind will struggle to reach the upper 50s later this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Tonight the winds will diminish allowing temperatures to drop across East Texas. Record low temperatures for tomorrow are 34°F for Tyler, 32°F for Longview, and 31°F for Lufkin. It looks as though these record lows are in jeopardy and will fall as temperatures will bottom out into the upper 20s and low 30s across East Texas as we wake up Tuesday morning. The all time record lows for April are 27°F in Tyler, 20°F in Longview, and 30°F in Lufkin. I think most of the all time record lows are safe however the 30°F for Lufkin could be tied or broken tomorrow morning. The cold blast will not last long as we see temperatures reach near normal readings by the middle part of this week. Remember to protect those sensitive plants you may have outside and don’t forget about your pets. Temperatures could be below freezing for a period of 4 to 6 hours in our normally cooler locations over night. Because of this a freeze warning has been issued for most of East Texas from Midnight tonight until 9AM tomorrow.

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