After the rains exited Houston late last weekend, we've been adjusting to brisk conditions. But get ready: We'll have to adjust even further with the first cold snap of the fall and winter upon us.

Space City Weather's Eric Berger wrote Monday morning that while highs will be hovering around 50 degrees during much of the day, tonight we're likely to be experiencing the region's coldest night in nearly 10 months.

With that, the National Weather Service has posted a freeze warning for midnight to 8 a.m. Tuesday in portions of south central and southeast Texas. 

Specifically, the NWS says the northern edge of the Houston metropolitan area, plus locations north, may see freezing and sub-freezing temperatures. Those conditions pose a threat to crops and sensitive vegetation, plus even unprotected outdoor plumbing, per the NWS.

And maybe, for some of you, the cold means having to get that frost off your car's windshield on Tuesday morning.

Will we continue to be living in a (relative) winter wonderland? Berger wrote that we'll be back in the 60s on Tuesday, and through the rest of the week the chance of another freeze isn't very high. But one thing's for certain: Cooler weather is here.

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