Rain staying in the forecast

Posted at 5:36 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 18:36:59-04

Temperatures got away from us this afternoon as some locations managed the upper 70s to even lower 80s near the coastline.  Those were also the locations that picked up about 1.5-2.5 inches of rainfall today too, with more expected later this evening.

A weak coastal trough, a minor disturbance in the atmosphere, and a warm front continue to be the source of showers and thundershowers in the area and will carry over that rainfall chance into Saturday.

A front will push into the Great Lakes tomorrow and we’ll be on the very tail end of the boundary here in South Texas.  High pressure will nudge into the region by tomorrow afternoon and push most of the rainfall to our south by Saturday evening.  We will keep good cloud cover though.

Sunday may not be a bad day, it’ll be mostly cloudy, but rainfall should be scarce with highs in the low 70s.  Winds will be elevated around 15-25mph out of the north though.

Temperatures on Monday will be a bit cooler due to the high pressure, but also because rain chances increase again as a few disturbances move in from Mexico and result in another round of moderate to heavy rain in the Coastal Bend.

Going forward we’ll keep an eye on a few tropical systems in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Vicente and Invest 99-E that will send more moisture over Mexico by the end of the week and remnants from those systems could mean additional rainfall for Tuesday through Friday of next week.


Tonight: Mainly cloudy, showers near coast, some moderate…Low: 68 Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

Saturday: Another round of scattered showers, cloudy, mild…High: 75 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Sunday: Mainly cloudy, few hints of sun, stray shower, windy…High: 73 Winds: NNE 15-25 MPH

Monday: Disturbance moves in from west, heavy showers, cooler, windy… High: 68 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Tuesday:  Scattered showers continue…High: 71 Winds: NNE 10-15 MPH

Wednesday: Moderate to heavy showers as Pacific moisture increases rainfall…High: 77 Winds: NE 7-14 MPH

Thursday: More scattered showers…High: 77 Winds: N 6-12 MPH

Clouds and mist falling near SPID in Corpus Christi on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Clouds and mist falling near SPID in Corpus Christi on Friday, October 19, 2018.