Apr 13, 2013 4:13 PM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
CORPUS CHRISTI - We started off the weekend on a seasonal note as temperatures this morning fell to the lower 60s and afternoon highs rose right into the lower 80s with only mid to upper 70s along the coastline. Climatological normal for this time of year should be around 62 for nighttime lows and 81 for afternoon highs; so we are right on par with our temperatures. Winds were a bit breezy as they gusted in the upper 20s today.
Tonight will be interesting to see if we can get a couple of showers and maybe a few rumbles of thunder as an upper level low pressure system moves just to the north of the Coastal Bend and increase those rani chances. For the most part, our northern counties have the better opportunity to see some rain. Elsewhere in the area, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures falling into the mid to upper 60s with winds lightening up.
Sunday will be warmer than today with another mix of some high clouds and plenty of sunshine as temperatures are expected to reach the middle to upper 80s. Winds will also be a tad lighter compared to this afternoon, but still be on the breezy side out of the southeast around 10-20mph.
The warming temperatures will continue through the start of the next work week and then some more big changes arrives early Thursday morning to mid-afternoon as another cold front will bring a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms with some cooler temperatures. By Friday and Saturday, overnight lows will drop back into the 50s with highs backing off into the 70's and lower 80s. We will continue to monitor the rain chances as we get closer to that event.
Have a great weekend!