Posted: Mar 31, 2013 2:59 PM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
Updated: Mar 31, 2013 3:04 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A happy Easter Sunday to everyone in South Texas! I certainly hope everyone has had a very nice day today. Temperatures this afternoon were back into the mid-80s with some lower 90s further inland and 70s along the coast. Winds also gusted right in the range of 25-30mph.
Tonight is shaping up to be fairly cloudy and humid as some areas could see some dense fog form before the midnight time frame and last until sunrise. As a precaution, early morning commuters are urged to slow down on roadways and give plenty of room between themselves and the vehicle in front of them if they find themselves in a spot of that patchy fog. Temperatures will fall in the mid to upper 60s with an east-southeast wind around calm levels to 5-10mph.
Monday we do it all over again with a mix of clouds and some peaks of sun as temperatures will range in the middle to upper 80s. A few spotty sprinkles cannot be ruled out in the afternoon, but will be very isolated and not last very long. Winds will increase again out of the east-southeast around 10-20mph with gusts near 30 possible.
From Tuesday until early Thursday, the forecast becomes a bit challenging as an upper level low that is currently situated out in the Pacific moves to the west in the general direction of Texas and increases rain chances across the entire state. Also, a frontal boundary will be on the move as well which could increase the instability in the area and give way to some thunderstorms as well. For now, the best rain chances look to be late Tuesday and Wednesday with the front moving in (changing the wind direction to the north-northeast) on Wednesday afternoon with some rainfall amounts looking to reach at least half an inch in most places. Timing of this system is crucial in rainfall amounts and with this event still a few days out, there is much that could change and we will continue to monitor the progress as we get closer.
We begin to clear out by early Thursday and temperatures will start to warm back up with clouds slowly decreasing and more sunshine returns back to the Coastal Bend.
Until then, keep cool and have a great week!
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