Record-challenging warmth quickly turns into a freeze

Our streak of record-challenging warmth continues into the first day of 2022, but get ready for weather whiplash Saturday night.

At that point, our temperature is expected to drop a whopping 50 degrees in only about 12 hours. It may sound crazy, but we’re anticipating a balmy 83 degrees at 5 p.m. Saturday, then only 32 degrees by 5 a.m. Sunday.

Here’s what you can expect this weekend and Monday:


Morning fog leading to afternoon sunshineHumidLow 60s in the morning, then low 80s by the afternoon (record: 83 degrees)


Brief morning fog, then a sunny dayLow to mid-80s in the afternoon (record: 83 degrees)Humidity drops around noonBreezy — West wind at 10-20 mphA warm evening before the cold front arrives


Cold front arrives around 11 p.m. (give or take)It will become windy — north gusts of 35-40 mphTemperatures to fall fast


First official freeze likely in San AntonioLow of 32 degreesFeels like 20 degrees when accounting for the gusty windVery dry air


Sunny and coolHigh of 53 degreesNot as windy


Upper 20s in the morningMid-50s in the afternoonSunny with very low humidity

Thereafter, temperatures will briefly warm into the 60s and 70s ahead of our next cold front, which is expected to arrive on Thursday.