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Dry, pleasant fall weather is expected this week. Another front will bring cool and breezy conditions to the region Monday night and Tuesday. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with low in the 40s and 50s.
It will be clear and cool tonight with lows mostly in the 40s. A few of the normally colder spots will reach the upper 30s and some parts of the DFW Metroplex will have lows around 50 degrees. Winds will be north to northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
It will be warm and breezy Thursday ahead of a strong cold front that will move through the region Thursday night. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s with south winds 15 to 20 mph with some gusts over 30 mph possible. The combination of the gusty winds and low relative humidities will result in elevated fire weather concerns Thursday afternoon. Lows Thursday night will range from the mid 40s northwest to the mid 50s southeast. It will be much cooler Friday through Saturday with highs in the 60s to lower 70s Friday and upper 50s to lower 60s Saturday. Lows Friday night will be in the mid 30s to lower 40s and lows Saturday night will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
There is a good chance for temperatures to be below-normal at the end of October and for the start of November. This could potentially mean a cooler than normal Halloween with temperatures in the 60s possible.

 
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Waco Climate Overview

One of the major cities of Texas, Waco is located in the rich agricultural region of the Brazos River Valley in Central Texas. The city lies on the edge of the gently rolling Blackland Prairies. To the west lies the rolling to hilly Grand Prairie. Waco is a commercial hub with an economy based on industry, education and agriculture. Baylor University, founded in 1845, is located here. Regional agriculture includes chiefly cattle, poultry, sorghum, cotton and corn. Soils are black waxy, loam and sandy types. Lake Waco, a reservoir of 7,260 surface acres, lies within the Waco city limits, with the north shoreline approximately 0.8 mile south of the airport.

The climate of Waco is humid subtropical with hot summers. It is a continental type climate characterized by extreme variations in temperature. Tropical maritime air masses predominate throughout the late spring, summer and early fall months, while Polar air masses frequent the area in winter. In an average year, April and May are the wettest months, while the July-August period is the driest. Most warm season rainfall occurs from thunderstorm activity. Consequently, considerable spatial variation in amounts occur. Winters are mild. Cold fronts moving down from the High Plains often are accompanied by strong, gusty, northerly winds and sharp drops in temperature. Cold spells are of short duration, rarely lasting longer than 2 or 3 days before a rapid warming occurs. Winter precipitation is closely associated with frontal activity, and may fall as rain, freezing rain, sleet or snow. During most years, snowfall is of little or no consequence.

Daytime temperatures are hot in summer, particularly in July and August. The highest temperatures are associated with fair skies, light winds, and comparatively low humidities. There is little variety in the day-to-day weather during July and August. Air conditioning is recommended for maximum comfort indoors or while traveling. The spring and fall seasons are very pleasant at Waco. Temperatures are comfortable. Cloudiness and showers are more frequent in the spring than in the fall. The average first occurrence of 32°F is late November and the average last occurrence is in mid March.