TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A rare late-season cold front has arrived and temperatures are dropping. A light freeze for a few areas expected for Wednesday morning. Even though only lasting for a few hours, a significant impact to crops and plants could occur since we’ve been in our growing season for the last few weeks.
The cold front responsible for this frost & freeze potential is moving through the southern part of Texas. Behind the front in the Midwest to Ohio Valley, rain changing over to snow occurring across that region.
With clouds clearing and a north breeze for Wednesday morning, our temperatures will be VERY cold. This will be our coldest morning since around March 20, when lows hit the lower to middle 30s. This time, we’re forecasting middle to lower 30s, and with a light north breeze, it will feel like the 20s.
The amount of time below in the lower to middle 30s is likely between 3 AM – 7 AM. While not a long time, it can cause damage to crops that are not protected.
With these projected temperatures, Tyler & Longview (especially Longview) will likely break a daily low temperature record for April 21. Lufkin should tie the record low temperature.
Due to the cold air impact on vegetation, several counties are under either a Frost Advisory or Freeze Warning until 9 AM Wednesday. These alerts below update regularly. Click here for your county’s specific weather alert information.
Weather Conditions Now
Here are a look at the temperatures in East Texas, including the current wind speeds and wind chill.
After this cold snap, heavy rain & storm chances return Friday into the start of the weekend. See the latest forecast here.