By Gene Norman
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Spring is just two days away but instead of winter, it's felt like summer today. Hobby and College Station hit 88°, setting new records for this date. Bush tied the 1907 record of 89°. A surge of warm air ahead of an approaching cold front set the stage for today's unusual warmth. The front will be short-lived however, so don't expect a big temperature drop Tuesday. A fast-moving disturbance racing out of the Hill Country is set to bring some brief showers here late Tuesday into early Wednesday. The front slides back northward as a warm front bringing cloudy skies with occasional periods of light rain as Spring begins Wednesday.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19:
TONIGHT: Fair early with partly to mostly cloudy skies by developing after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s in Houston, low 50s to the north and low 60s along the coast.
TUESDAY: Early morning low clouds lift and skies become partly cloudy by afternoon. Warm, but not record heat. Spotty showers developing by early evening. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with periods of light rain early, then skies become mostly to partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s, northeast winds 5-10 mph.