Current cold belies forecast

Despite the cold, soggy weather the past few days, the National Weather Service forecast still anticipates a warmer and drier than usual winter for the Rio Grande Valley in general.
That’s according to Kirk Caceres, meteorologist with the NWS Brownsville/RGV Station, who said there was always room in the forecast for occasional chilly temperatures and precipitation, though it would be the exception rather than the rule. Rest assured, La Niña, the Pacific Ocean climate pattern responsible for the “warmer and drier” forecast in South Texas, is still in the driver’s seat.
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