South Texas cold front drops Crossroads temperatures by 10 degrees in an hour
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A cold front that pushed its way through South Texas Thursday brought a sudden temperature drop in the Crossroads area.
Victoria's temperature was 61 - the day's high - at noon but, within an hour, fell to 51, said Christina Barron, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
Temperatures continued to drop throughout the afternoon and, by 3:30 p.m., hit 48.
"We'll see a gradual warm-up through the weekend, but we're still looking at overnight lows within the 30s," Barron said.