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Record heat persists before first fall cold front arrives Monday

HOUSTON – Record heat persists in southeast Texas. It will continue through Sunday before our first fall cold front arrives on Monday.

The mercury topped out at 93 degrees at Hobby Airport, tying the previous record set in 2006 and reached again in 2013. Expect similar numbers on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday evening will be sticky and very warm. Temperatures will linger in the 80s through midnight before dropping into the 70s by morning. Patchy fog will develop near sunrise.

Monday proves to be the game-changer in terms of our fall weather. The first cold front of the season will drop into the area, bringing light to moderate rain showers and noticeably cooler temperatures. Monday morning will still be a little warm and muggy, but drier and cooler air will soon take over.  

By afternoon, temperatures will range from the 70s north of Houston to the low to mid-80s between Houston and the coast.  Finally, seasonable fall weather! 

Temperatures will rebound somewhat by Thursday, but a secondary cold front will sweep through on Friday, dropping our temperatures again and reinforcing the fall feel to the air.