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Rainfall and cloud cover not in a hurry to leave

Posted: 4:53 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 18:39:22-04

A weak coastal trough will continue to move closer to the Coastal Bend from the Gulf of Mexico and result in some moderate to heavy rain for this evening and going into the end of the week as well.

Some of the rainfall may become heavy at times and with rain staying in the forecast for the next several days, there will be some accumulations that go around 2-4+ inches by the time we go into next week.  Even so, there is more expected next week as our damp weather pattern is in no rush to get out of here.

Tonight temperatures will moderate in the middle 60s with light rain and mist that will turn into periods of moderate to heavy rain at times.  Wind: NNE 6-12MPH

Friday we’ll see some pockets of heavy rain to start the day that will taper in the early afternoon and then pick up again late in the afternoon and evening.  Some local high school football games may be impacted by the dreary weather.  Highs will jump back up to the lower 70s, but remain well below average.

Rain chances stay with us going into the weekend, even for the start of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk early Saturday morning where some light mist and drizzle may impact participants.  The rain may begin to pick up by noon and the rest of Saturday.  A weak front will sweep just north of the Coastal Bend and high pressure will sink in on Sunday and may temporarily push the rainfall to the south of us, but it’ll remain cloudy.

Another surge of moisture that will lead to some pockets of heavy to moderate rain will move through on Monday.  With some of that extra cooler air in place from the high pressure moving in on Sunday, highs will only achieve the mid-60s for highs.
Residents are urged to use caution on the roads and be mindful that localized flash flooding may be possible with the heavier rain bands over the next several days.

The pattern looks to clean up very little by the middle and end of next week.  Rain chances taper off some, not completely, as the clouds hold strong.  Highs will get milder in the upper 70s.

Summary:

Tonight: Overcast, pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall…Low: 64 Winds: NNE 6-12 MPH

Friday: Scattered to numerous showers/thundershowers, locally heavy rain possible…High: 72 Winds: NNE 8-16 MPH

Saturday: Scattered to numerous thundershowers, locally heavy rain possible …High: 73 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Sunday: High pressure builds in, staying overcast, light showers… High: 73 Winds: NNE 15-25 MPH

Monday:  More heavy rain possible, overcast and cool…High: 64 Winds: NE 15-20 MPH

Tuesday: Overcast, light showers and milder…High: 71 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Wednesday: Mainly cloudy, a few light showers…High: 75 Winds: NE 15-20 MPH

SPID camera showing light mist and drizzle in Corpus Christi on 10/18/18.
SPID camera showing light mist and drizzle in Corpus Christi on 10/18/18.