A late-season cold blast swept through the Southern Plains on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, May 9th, bringing widespread thunderstorms and rainfall across South-Central Texas. In the wake of this cold front, temperatures dropped through Thursday night into Friday morning, reaching a low temperature of 57 degrees at around 1:00 PM on Friday afternoon. Some late-day heating - while still under overcast skies - allowed temperatures to rebound slightly to a maximum temperature of 64 degrees around sunset at 8:00 PM.
This maximum temperature ties May 1st, 1916 and May 1st, 1994 for the third-coldest daily maximum temperature ever recorded in the month of May in Del Rio.
The coldest-ever daily maximum temperature in May occurred on May 3rd, 1918 at 60 degrees, with second place going to May 2nd, 1918 & May 4th, 1935 at 62 degrees.
High temperatures are expected in the 90's by the middle to end of next week.
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