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Cloudy and Cool Afternoon for the Coastal Bend

Onshore Flow Overnight and Monday to Aid Warming
Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 19:38:00-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Cloudy skies and a cooler than normal air mass linger over the Coastal Bend to close out the weekend, but warmer and showery conditions emerge to begin the work week.

The impact of Saturday morning's cold front persists over South Texas this afternoon, with modified polar air being overrun by Gulf moisture to keep a layer of clouds over the region.

The atmosphere has stabilized, however, so no rain is occurring. That changes for Monday and Tuesday as weak upper level disturbances glide through the area to produce isolated showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall totals, however, will be meager.

A better rain chance is in store for the second half of the week. After a rain-less midweek, expect precipitation to ramp up beginning Thursday and become widespread and significant Friday and Saturday, when another cold front is pushed into South Texas by a potent upper level storm system.

Skies become generally fair by next Sunday. Highs will be in the 80s Tuesday through Thursday, cooling to the 70s thereafter. Lows remain in the 60s and 70s.