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Rain out, sunshine and very warm temperatures in

Posted at 7:05 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 22:41:27-04

After a wild start to the day with some showers and thunderstorms, some severe causing some wind damage, we are going to be settling into a pattern where high pressure takes over and promotes clear skies and very warm temperatures in the afternoon.

Officially out at the airport, we broke a rainfall record that stood for 119 years!  We registered 1.36” of rain this morning and that broke the record of 1.23” set back on this date in 1900.  Inland areas of South Texas saw around 1.5”-2.5” of rainfall on average, with a little less near the coast.  However, up around McMullen and Like Oak counties, there were some spots that picked up easily around 4”-6” of some rainfall.

The NWS in Corpus Christi officially confirmed an EF-0 about 5 miles southeast of Beeville. The tornado touched down on Chase Field and traveled about 1-2 miles across the airport before dissipating accord to the NWS. Numerous RV’s and some mobile homes sustained severe damage.

For tonight there may a little patchy fog, especially for those low-lying areas that got a lot of rainfall, and mainly clear skies.  Low: 61 Winds: NNW 4-8MPH

Monday through Thursday we’ll be under the control of high pressure that will promote lots of afternoon sun and highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.  These numbers are about 10-15 degrees above seasonal average.

Winds will pick up on Thursday as an approaching front tightens up our pressure gradient here.  Despite the front moving through by Thursday afternoon, the high will still be 90 with sunshine.

Late Friday and into early Saturday is when another disturbance, similar to what went through this morning, will bring the next chance for some thunderstorms.  For now, looks like that will come overnight and into the early morning hours for Saturday and then clearing out in the afternoon.  We’ll be watching that closely for outdoor festivities going on like Fiesta De La Flor.

Summary:

Tonight: mainly clear, some patchy fog…Low: 61 Winds: NNW 4-8 MPH

Monday: Sunny & warm…High: 87 Winds: NNW 5-10 MPH

Tuesday: Sunny & hot… High: 90 Winds: SE 6-12 MPH

Wednesday: Windy, sunny & warm…High: 87 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH

Thursday: Weak front arrives, still warm & sunny …High: 88 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Friday: More clouds, cooler, thunderstorms late…High: 78 Winds: E 15-20 MPH

Saturday: AM thunderstorms, gradual PM clearing…High: 82 Winds: SSE 15-20 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 4/8/19.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 4/8/19.