This afternoon a cold front is pushing slowly through Central Texas and should move off the coast by sometime Friday. Although a cold front this time of year is somewhat unusual, do not get too excited. Any cooling from this frontal passage will be quite modest, with morning temperatures dipping only into the upper 70s near the coast and mid- to low 70s inland.
Nevertheless, lower humidity levels, increased cloud cover and scattered thundershowers, will bring some relief to the summer-weary. The good news is that somewhat milder conditions will hang around through the weekend. The bad news is that high pressure and hotter conditions are likely to return next week.