POSTED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 1:21pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 2:56am
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — After a warm Friday in the Tyler-Longview area with highs in the upper 70s, cooler air returned Friday evening. But as the saying goes "you ain't seen nothin yet!". Saturday will be cool with showers and a few thunderstorms. Much of East Texas should get 0.33"-1.0' of rain, which will be welcome for a number of reasons, including washing some of the tree pollen out of the air! A few storms could be briefly severe in Deep East Texas where temperatures will be fairly warm again Saturday afternoon.
The "real deal" cold front will move in Saturday night causing clearing skies and increasing Northerly winds. Those winds will gust up to 30 mph on Sunday as they bring in some very chilly air. Highs Sunday won't get out of the 50s and by Monday morning parts of East Texas will have the first of 3 consecutive mornings with lows near or a little below freezing. So be sure to protect any sensitive plants that you may have.
The clear, but cold weather will continue right into Wednesday. The coldest night is likely to be Monday night when temperatures will drop to freezing or below for at least 2 to 4 hours early Tuesday morning. Temperatures at daybreak Tuesday could be as low as 25-27 in some rural areas, the coldest readings in several weeks! A warm-up should finally begin Wednesday afternoon and continue for the rest of the week.
For updates be sure to watch Meteorologist Kyle Roberts on KETK at 8 AM, 5 PM and 10 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Complete details also at www.ketknbc.com/weather  and on our Facebook pages.