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As Floridians hurry to make the necessary preparations, and as we all await the latest updates on Tropical Storm Ian, weather experts are predicting the storm will either hit Florida as a tropical storm or worse, a hurricane, likely by the middle of the week.

President Biden has already declared Florida, a state of emergency.

It's doubtful that any South Texan will have forgotten the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Harvey just five short years ago. The power of Harvey considered the most expensive natural disaster in history, increased from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in 40 hours. Nothing short of remarkable.

Sadly, Ian has already been predicted to be a danger as well.

But is Ian likely to change course and instead burden South Texas and the Crossroads specifically?

Thankfully for the Crossroads Ian is not likely to hit South Texas and with a small cold front coming from the north, the cooler weather will help to deter the possibility of Ian changing course and heading our direction.

You read that right, the Crossroads is likely going to experience evening cold fronts this week.

Over the course of the next few days, we will be experiencing a small, weaker cold front and that means the Crossroads is predicted to see cooler days early in the week, in the '90s without heat index warnings but best of all, our evening temperatures are predicted to continue dropping to the '60s. Currently, our evening weather temperature for Thursday night is predicted to be around '56 degrees.

But the Crossroads could still be affected as no weather prediction is perfect, there are constant variables and frankly, one way we could be affected is our communities commitment to rally together in a crisis. So, our thoughts will continue to be with Florida as we wait to see what Ian will do closer to landfall and how we can help our neighbors to the east if we are needed.

Stay safe Victoria. Stay Weather Aware!

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