Basin Residents Welcome Cooler Temperatures

By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

After months of 100 degree heat, 85 definitely feels good. In fact, it's the talk of the town.

NewsWest 9 hit the streets to find out what people are saying about these cooler temperatures

"It's not hot and it's not too cold, it's just refreshing," Resident, Irie Lambardia, said.

After weeks of intense heat, on Sunday, the Basin finally got some much needed relief.

Residents woke up to temperature in the low 70s, a far cry from the triple digit temperatures we've seen lately.

"I'm a hot weather person, I normally love summer but I don't think I've ever had a year that I've looked forward to Fall this much," Resident, Russell Johnson, said.

Johnson, with Casa Verde Nursery in Midland, said they're ready to welcome the cooler weather. They've already brought out their Fall decor.

"We're looking forward to the fall weather just like everyone else and for us, usually we do have a pick up in sales as the weather cools down," he said.

For many, the weather was a nice surprise.

"It was cool, it was really nice," Resident, Amber Montoya, said. "It made me wanna come shopping."

Some were even breaking out light jackets.

"It's kinda cool this morning, I just felt like wearing it," Resident, Philip Graham, said. "I'm ready to put some warmer clothes on and cooler weather. That'd be nice."

Rain from Tropical Storm Lee is supposed to miss Texas but, for now residents said they'll take whatever relief we can get.

"With the cooler weather, everybody seems to be in a nicer mood," Johnson said. "Upper 90s sounds good compared to what we've had lately."