Strong front arrives tonight, showers increase

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 18:30:44-05

Warm and windy conditions ruled the South Texas area today as high temperatures were about 10-15 degree above seasonal average in the upper 70s to low 80s and we also had to deal with winds that topped out at 43MPH officially out at the airport.  Tropical storm force winds begin at 39MPH!

Winds will stay elevated tonight and cloud coverage will start to thicken up.  Big changes in the form of another strong cold front will push through the region overnight, about 1-4AM and bring much colder temperatures.  In addition, it will bring showers and thundershowers to the area, favoring the eastern half of our viewing area and the coastline.  Many locations will only receive a few tenths, but under the heavier thundershowers half an inch or more will be possible.  Lows will bottom out in the mid 40s.  Winds: turning N 15-25 MPH & gusting

By Wednesday afternoon, the front will have completely pushed off into the Gulf and we’ll be left with mainly clear skies and chilly afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.  Winds will slowly relax as the day progresses, but overall still windy around 15-25MPH from the north-northwest.

Early Thursday morning looks like the coldest morning as winds lighten up and skies will be clear.  This will allow radiational cooling to occur.  We’ll forecast 34 here in the city with inland areas at or just below freezing for a couple of hours, a light freeze is possible.

Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon will be mainly sunny with highs in the 60s

A weak disturbance moves through the area on Saturday and will increase scattered showers and thundershowers once again.  By Sunday morning our winds will turn northerly again and it’ll be breezy with clearing skies.

The next strong cold front will arrive late Monday night and into Tuesday, we’ll see increased winds and mild temperatures on Monday with highs back in the 70s.  By Tuesday afternoon, highs will tumble again into the 50s with a few clouds and only a small chance of a shower.


Tonight: Rain chances increasing with arrival of cold front, much cooler…Low: 44 Winds: turning N 15-25 MPH & gusting

Wednesday: AM showers, then PM clearing, chilly and windy…High: 57 Winds: NNW 15-25 MPH & gusting

Thursday: Mainly sunny and seasonal…High: 64 Winds: SSE 6-12 MPH

Friday: Few more clouds, mainly sunny… High: 63 Winds: ENE 7-14 MPH

Saturday: Disturbance moves in, scattered showers/thundershowers…High: 66 Winds: E 10-15 MPH

Sunday: AM showers, then clearing and cool…High: 63 Winds: ENE 10-15 MPH

Monday: Mostly sunny, mild, and becoming windy…High: 72 Winds: S 10-20 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Wednesday 1/23/19.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Wednesday 1/23/19.