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Mild & breezy tomorrow before another strong cold front arrives

Posted: 4:49 PM, Jan 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-27 18:32:30-05

We’ve had a little bit of some rainfall across the Coastal Bend over the weekend and though that may have put a damper on some Saturday plans, we’ve had a very nice Sunday with highs in the lower 70s with plenty of sunshine.

A few clouds will roll in tonight and we’ll also see some patchy dense fog spread out across the area, especially in low lying areas and for those who have received a little bit of some rainfall.  Use caution on the early morning commutes.  Overnight lows and early morning temperatures will tumble into the upper 40s to low 50s.  Winds: S 5-10 MPH

Monday will be mainly sunny and very mild for this time of year with highs in the mid to upper 70s.  Winds will be breezy out of the southeast around 10-20MPH and gusting.  This will be ahead of an arctic cold front that will arrive by late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.

When the front pushes through around 10PM-1AM, it will be accompanied by a line of showers and thundershowers.  We will, again, be on the tail end of the activity so the showers will favor the northern and northeastern sections of the Coastal Bend with a few tenths possible.

Tuesday afternoon we’ll clear out and struggle to get out of the 50s after temperatures tumble into the upper 30s that morning.  Wind chills will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.  Winds will be strong out of the north around 15-30MPH and gusting to 40+.  A Gale Watch is in effect for the nearshore and offshore waters and boaters and mariners are urged to use caution.

The arctic front will be felt more by the residents near the Great Lakes where high temperatures will struggle to get out of subzero for several days.  Wind chill values will plummet from -30 to -60 degrees for some locations.

We will only receive a glancing blow of this and the coldest morning will be on Wednesday morning, but cloud coverage should prohibit us from hitting freezing.  We’ll forecast 34 for now here in the city of Corpus Christi.  Even with light winds, we could still see wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Clouds will remain plentiful with a southwesterly flow aloft Wednesday afternoon through the weekend with mainly cloudy skies and milder temperatures.  Next best shot of rain will be on Saturday when a disturbance moves through.

Summary:

Tonight: A few clouds, some fog and cool…Low: 50 Winds: S 5-10 MPH

Monday: Mainly sunny, mild and breezy…High: 76 Winds: SSE 10-20 MPH

Tuesday: AM arctic front arrives, few showers; chilly & windy some PM sun…High: 50 Winds: N 15-30 MPH & gusting

Wednesday: Increasing clouds, a sprinkle and still cool… High: 58 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Thursday: Mainly cloudy and a passing shower; milder…High: 65 Winds: E 10-15 MPH

Friday: Mainly cloudy and a passing shower; milder…High: 68 Winds: ENE 10-15 MPH

Saturday: Scattered showers & thundershowers with disturbance…High: 68 Winds: ESE 10-20 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 1/28/19.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 1/28/19.