Posted: Apr 16, 2013 4:26 AM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
Updated: Apr 16, 2013 12:37 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - We are certainly getting a preview of summer temperatures as afternoon highs yesterday reached the lower 90s for us here in Corpus Christi as areas out to our west around Falfurrias hitting the century mark.
Today will still be warm, but not quite as hot as temperatures should reach the upper 80s to lower 90 for a good portion of South Texas under mostly cloudy skies. Areas out to the west near Hebbronville, Concepcion, Falfurrias, and Benavides could see those temperatures reach the mid-90s today. Winds will also be on the windy side around 15-30mph with gusts as high as 40mph. Something also to keep in mind will be the hazy conditions as some smoke will begin moving towards South Texas due to the fires out in Mexico around the Yucatan Peninsula. Farmers are doing prescribed burning for vegetation purposes and that smoke will eventually make its way in our direction.
Tonight, the clouds stay with us and the winds will not relax too much and that will keep our temperatures up into the mid-70s.
Wednesday & Thursday will be much of the same with warm temperature, hazy conditions, cloudy skies, and lots of wind. The front will roll through Thursday evening and bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, but the bulk of the activity will remain north and east of us. We clear out and much cooler temperatures will follow for Friday and Saturday.
Have a great day!
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