AUSTIN (KXAN) — A powerful storm, potentially bringing snow and blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains and portions of the Midwest, will send a cold front southward into Central Texas Friday. This front will not only bring some of the coldest air of the season, but it will likely keep us in the 60s for an entire week after it passes.

It also looks possible this will bring the first light freeze of the season to portions of the Hill Country by the weekend, marking the end of our growing season.

The timing of the cold front looks to be anytime between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.

Cold front slides south across Texas early Friday

As of now, only a handful of showers may follow the front on Saturday. The bigger impact will be the drop in temperatures with lows highs falling to the 50s and lows bottoming out in the 30s/40s.

Afternoon highs plummet behind Friday’s cold front
Colder mornings follow Friday’s cold front

This potential first freeze of the season for the Hill Country will be timed perfectly with when we typically see our first freeze of the season there.

Expected temperatures Sunday morning
Forecasted Sunday morning lows

The Climate Prediction Center indicates high confidence of below-normal temperatures for Texas in the wake of this cold front. This cooler-than-normal weather looks to last until at least Nov. 19.

Week Two temperature outlook

Stay with the KXAN First Warning Weather team for updates as we gather the latest data on our incoming cold front.