Summer in January, we need to have this more often!
Records set today:
Del Rio Airport: 88*F, up from 82*F in 1971
Hondo Airport: 86*F, up from 82*F in 2014
San Antonio Int'l Airport: 83*F, up from 81*F in 2014
The only down-side is the elevated Fire Weather conditions...which have prompted numerous NWS-issued warnings for dry, breezy conditions and the dry vegetation around the region.
As a cold front approaches, winds will pick up dramatically...25-35 mph gusts...through much of the region, which can be favorable for spreading wildfires. This cold front is expected during the afternoon/evening tomorrow through Central & West Texas.
This will send temperatures plummeting down to more normal temperatures through the week....highs in the 60's and lows in the 30's.
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience