Apr 18, 2013 4:41 AM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
CORPUS CHRISTI - Another very damp start to the day on Thursday will make for a slick commute. Motorists are urged to use caution on the roadways.
Today will be a bit of a transition day as a fairly strong cold front will move into the Coastal Bend in the early afternoon hours. There will be a few showers and a couple of thunderstorms possible as the front moves through the area, but best chances remain to our north and east around the Victoria Crossroads. No severe weather is anticipated at this time, but will continue to monitor and update as the front moves in our area. Afternoon highs will only top out in the lower to mid 80s with winds initially beginning out of the south around 10-15mph and then picking up out of the north when the front passes your location around 15-30mph with gusts as high as 40-50mph possible.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Rio Grande Plains and Western Brush Country which includes Jim Wells, Duval, Live Oak, Jim Hogg, and McMullen counties from Noon until 7PM due to the high fire danger that will be in place once the front passes. Also, hazardous seas are expected and Small Craft Advisories are in effect for bays and Gale Warnings for most of the offshore waters of the Coastal Bend.
Tonight expect skies to slowly begin to clear out, still call it partly cloudy, and much cooler air will filter in as we drop into the upper 50s with breezy conditions.
Friday we'll start off with a few clouds with high pressure moving into the area will give way to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon with highs only getting into the lower to mid 70s. Winds will also begin to slowly diminish, but will still be on the breezy side out of the northeast around 15-25mph.
Have a great day!