Posted: Feb 24, 2013 3:15 PM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
Updated: Feb 24, 2013 10:55 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - What a transition today has been! We went from very nice and beautiful conditions on Saturday to mostly cloudy/overcast on this Sunday afternoon with drizzle around most of the area. Amounts have remained very light as expected, but with ample cloud cover, temperatures have only risen into the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Tonight, clouds will remain over all of South Texas and the light drizzle/mist and fog will continue making roads damp and slick. Temperatures will not move a whole lot from the middle to lower 60s with winds out of the east-southeast at 6-12mph.
Monday, a strong cold front will move into the Coastal Bend early in the morning around 6-9AM and will bring a shot of showers and maybe an embedded thunderstorm or two along the frontal boundary. However, the front will be fast moving and rainfall totals will not be impressive. Winds, on the other hand, will be strong as the front clears your region as high pressure builds in with dry and cooler air. There are several advisories, watches, and warnings in place due to the wind. A Wind Advisory is in effect all day long with winds reaching sustained levels near 30mph with gusts as high at 40+ and a Red Flag Warning is also in place all day long for the high fire danger potential. A combination of the strong winds, low relative humidity, and temperatures being in the 70s will create the potential for wildfires to spread very rapidly. For boaters and mariners, Gale Watches and Warnings are in place for most of the Gulf waters as winds could reach gusts to 45 knots with seas 4-7ft along the shore and 8-10ft in deep waters.
Chilly temperatures will follow by Tuesday morning as the front will clear the clouds out and temperatures will fall into the lower 40s to some 30s for northern counties. Another front will arrive on Wednesday that will reinforce the cooler air over the area and temperatures remain in the upper 60s to lower 70s for highs to end out the work week.
Hold on to your hats Monday and have a great week!
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