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Clouds and rain return through mid-week, then some sunshine follows

Posted: 4:55 PM, Oct 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-21 18:21:42-04

There were a few hints of some sunshine, especially for our inland locations.  Though, the clouds held tough along the coast and in the city of Corpus Christi where temperatures only managed the lower 70s.  Rainfall has been shoved to the south temporarily and most of us remained dry all day.

That pattern will be short-lived as moisture will start to retreat back to the north as the pesky stalled front in the Gulf and a minor coastal disturbance move back close to our region and fire up more showers tonight and going into Monday. So for tonight the clouds will stay with us and lows will fall into the low 60s.

Winds have been a bit breezy to windy near the coast so Small Craft Advisories and Coastal Flood Advisories are posted from tonight through at least tomorrow ,and likely beyond, so boaters and mariners are urged to use caution.  Water may reach up to the dunes and access roads.

Look for mainly cloudy skies and breezy conditions for Monday afternoon with highs only in the mid-60s.  Showers will be spotty in nature and will be advancing from south to north throughout the day and most will be light to moderate in nature.

Much of the same is forecast for Tuesday, but by Wednesday we will be watching the remnants of what is now Hurricane Willa off the coast of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  Hurricane Willa is currently a powerful category 3 storm and is forecast to move through north-central Mexico and the rainfall associated with the storm will increase our chances of rain in South Texas on Wednesday.  With that extra moisture, some of the rainfall here could be heavy at times and cause localized flooding and aggravate area rivers that are already lingering in flood stages.

Once the remnants move through late Wednesday evening, a weak frontal boundary will sweep the Coastal Bend and finally lead to drier conditions with some sunshine for Thursday and the rest of the week.  In fact the upcoming week looks fantastic with lots of sun and milder temperatures.  It will finally start feeling a bit more seasonal.  We just have to get through the next 72-hours with clouds, showers and the potential for some heavy rainfall.

Stay dry!

Summary:

Tonight: Cloudy skies, cool and breezy with a few showers…Low: 62 Winds: NNE 8-16 MPH

Monday: Overcast, cool and breezy with light to moderate showers increasing…High: 66 Winds: NNE 15-20 MPH

Tuesday: More clouds with moderate showers…High: 67 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Wednesday: Remnants of Willa arrive, some locally heavy rain possible… High: 71 Winds: NNW 7-14 MPH

Thursday:  Weak front moves in, broken clouds, some sunshine returns…High: 69 Winds: N 6-12 MPH

Friday: Mainly sunny and nice…High: 74 Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

Saturday: Abundant sunshine and milder…High: 80 Winds: NNW 7-14 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 10/22/18.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 10/22/18.