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Drier air headed to South Texas, rainfall comes first

Posted: 4:49 AM, Oct 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-09 07:27:24-04

Our unstable atmosphere has not changed much from yesterday as moist tropical air rides into the area from the Gulf and from the Pacific.  The result is widely scattered thundershowers in the Coastal Bend, with some of the activity dropping some locally heavy rain.

A weak front is lingering up North Texas, bringing them lots of rain this morning, and will eventually swing through our region late tonight and early Wednesday morning.  As it does so, a few thundershowers will move through with frontal passage.  A few storm cells could be strong with heavy downpours and strong wind.

By Wednesday afternoon we’ll have slightly drier air filter in and even though afternoon temperatures will be slightly above average, it won’t feel quite as hot outdoors.  Thursday and Friday look like very nice days with mainly sunny skies as morning temperatures start in the upper 60s to low 70s with highs near 90.

On Saturday and Sunday, the clouds will build back up and the humidity will slowly begin to rise as the next storm system starts to push south from the Central Plains.  This will make things windy again and our south-southeasterly winds will gust around 15-25MPH.

Late Sunday night and into Monday our first strong cold front of the season will push through with a line of showers and thunderstorms. Some of storms could become severe with strong wind, hail and heavy downpours.  Once we have frontal passage, temperatures will take a sharp dip into the upper 50s to low 60s early Monday morning and highs struggling to get out of the low 70s in the afternoon.

Hurricane Michael is now in the southern Gulf of Mexico and is not a direct threat to South Texas as forecasts take it to Florida.  We will see Coastal Flood Advisories and increased Rip Current Risks. Boaters and mariners are urged to use caution.

Looks like a taste of Fall is finally on the way!

Summary:

Today: Mainly cloudy and muggy with scattered thundershowers…High: 89 Winds: SE 10-15 MPH

Tonight: Humid with increasing thunderstorms as weak front pushes through…High: 74 Winds: turning NNE 6-12 MPH

Wednesday: AM thundershowers/PM clearing & less humid …High: 89 Winds: NE 6-12 MPH

Thursday: Mainly sunny and drier, still hot… High: 87 Winds: ENE 6-12 MPH

Friday: Mainly sunny, dry and hot…High: 89 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Saturday: More clouds and windy with stray showers…High: 90 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH

Sunday: Cloudy and thundershowers increasing late with strong cold front approaching…High: 86 Winds: SSE/NNE 10-20+ MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/9/18.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/9/18.