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Cooler air on the move and headed our way

Posted: 4:41 PM, Dec 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-27 19:46:33-05

Associated with a large upper-level storm system, a frontal boundary moved through the South Texas late last night and early this morning which delivered a few showers in the area.  Many of us did not see raindrops, but what we were left with is plenty of sunshine this afternoon and noticeably drier air.

Tonight will be much cooler and mainly clear with an overnight low of 50s.  Inland areas will fall into the upper 40s.  Wind: NNE 4-8MPH

The colder air will stick around northern parts of the state through tomorrow afternoon so even though highs on Friday will be cooler than today, they’ll remain mild with a high around 70s with increasing clouds.

High pressure will start to sink southward quickly by Friday night and into Saturday morning and it will bring temperatures from the 70s to the 40s and 50s on Saturday.  The boundary will stall nearshore and result in cloudy to overcast skies with spotty drizzle forming across the Coastal Bend.

So if you have weekend plans, be sure to count on it being damp, breezy, and chilly with highs struggling to get out of the 50s.  Rain amounts will not be impressive, but a few locations could pick up a quarter to an inch of rain.  Many of us will see a few hundredths to a tenth of an inch.

On Monday, the boundary will start to break apart even more and a few hints of sun will break through and allow temperatures to warm up slightly into the low 60s.

New Year’s Eve night and into New Year’s morning we’ll still see mainly cloudy skies, a few areas of drizzle and temperatures in the 40s.  So bundle up as you bring in the New Year!

By late morning Tuesday, a reinforcing shot of some cool air will dive back in, essentially another high pressure will sink southward, and drop temperatures back into the 50s for highs.  We’ll see a little more sunshine by the end of the week as temperatures moderate back to the low 60s on Thursday.

Summary:

Tonight: Mainly clear, dry and much cooler…Low: 50 Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

Friday: Clouds increasing by late PM, still mild, but dry…High: 71 Winds: ENE 10-20 MPH

Saturday: Surge of colder air arrives, breezy, chilly and damp with drizzle…High: 56 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Sunday: Cloudy and chilly with drizzle; a soggy day… High: 51 Winds: NNW 7-14 MPH

Monday: Some hints of sun, still cool and cloudy…High: 62 Winds: NNW 6-12 MPH

Tuesday: Another surge of cooler air arrives, breezy and mainly cloudy…High: 59 Winds: N 15-20 MPH

Wednesday: Mainly cloudy, chilly with some drizzle…High: 55 Winds: N 15-20 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Friday 12/28/18.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Friday 12/28/18.