A few showers tonight; sunny Saturday ahead

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 18:41:03-05

The clouds have certainly made a comeback in the Coastal Bend due to an upper-level disturbance that has entered in northern sections of the state.

Around the center of circulation of the disturbance, residents in Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas are having to deal with rounds of snowfall, while most of the activity in Texas is rain.  In fact, here in the Coastal Bend we’ve been seeing on and off shower activity, but it has not amounted to a whole lot yet.  Officially out at the airport, we’ve only registered a trace of rainfall.

The associated frontal boundary will move through the area around 1-4AM and that’s when we could see some shower and even some thundershower activity.  Not expecting anything severe, but again, a couple rumbles of thunder is not completely out of the question.  Rainfall amounts will vary from a few hundredths to a few tenths.

Once the boundary moves through, dry air will filter in and rain chances and clouds will clear out into the Gulf of Mexico.  The cooler air, however, will take its time to filter into the region, so we’ll still look for highs in the middle 70s on Saturday afternoon with lots of sunshine to go around.

By Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, the colder air will filter in and we’ll bottom out in the mid-40s.  Highs on Sunday will struggle to get out of the low 60s.

Monday clouds will start to return and with extra cloud coverage it will be chilly with highs in the upper 50s.

A weak disturbance moves closer to the area on Tuesday and that will increase showers and thundershowers in the area.  This looks like the best chance of rain for the next 7-days.  Some locations could pick up a half inch or more of the rainfall.

Wednesday that clears out and we’ll be on a warming trend with highs back into the 70s by Thursday and Friday with mostly cloudy skies.


Tonight: Front approaches, showers from 1-4AM…Low: 57 Winds: SSW 7-14 MPH

Saturday: Clearing out, lots of sun and mild…High: 75 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Sunday: Increasing clouds, much cooler, still nice…High: 60 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Monday: Mainly cloudy and chilly… High: 58 Winds: NNE 10-15 MPH

Tuesday: Overcast, scattered showers, chilly…High: 62 Winds: ENE 6-12 MPH

Wednesday: Rain moves out, still cloudy and milder…High: 68 Winds: N 5-10 MPH

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and mild…High: 72 Winds: SE 7-14 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Saturday 1/12/19.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Saturday 1/12/19.