Heat, humidity give way to storms

Increasing rain chances tonight through weekend
Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 01:51:58-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A pair of cold fronts and associated upper level instability will combine with abundant Gulf moisture to bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning tonight and continuing through much of the weekend.

Cooler air also will envelope the Coastal Bend, if only for a day or so.

After several days with teasing showers that doused the Brush Country but died before bringing meaningful rain to the Coastal Bend, a powerful upper level disturbance approaching from the Desert Southwest will push two cold fronts into South Texas.

A Pacific front overnight will induce a cluster of showers and thunderstorms beginning in the Middle Rio Grande Plains and moving northeast through much of the region by daybreak.

Expect a cloudy and showery but still mild day Friday, then a Canadian cold front arrives by late afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms will become likely Friday through Saturday, tapering off Sunday morning as the cooler air retreats north and upper level support wanes.

And fair skies with very warm afternoons will return the first half of next week.