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Continued warm and humid through Thursday; cooler, stormy Friday through the weekend

Rainfall Insignificant tonight and Thursday
Posted at 2:49 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 20:09:17-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Humid onshore flow is keeping abundant Gulf moisture -- in the form of low clouds and patchy fog -- over the Coastal Bend for your midweek, but it is also setting the stage for a stormier pattern beginning Friday.

A strong upper-level disturbance and its associated jet stream will push east-northeast from the Desert southwest, and by Friday the system drives two cold fronts into the South Texas area.

The first front, of Pacific origin, will induce overnight thunderstorms early Friday morning.

Some rainfall totals from this system will be up to an inch.

The second front, of Canadian origin, will sweep through the area Friday afternoon.

It will bring much cooler air, additional rainfall, and set up an overrunning pattern that will keep the weekend cool and damp.

Partly cloudy and warmer conditions return Monday through Wednesday.

After a high in the middle 80s on Thursday, plan for highs in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 50s and lower 60s through the weekend.