Less wind & drier for Friday

Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 18:49:27-04

The sound of rain and thunder woke up many of us early this morning as a very weak frontal boundary moved through the area.  We had some decent rain totals near the coast from 1-1.5 inches being reported.  Out officially at the airport we received 1.12 inches.  Overall a good average was a quarter to three quarters of an inch.

Hail remained limited, for the most part, as the bulk of the severe weather remained well to the north of South Texas.

For this evening and tonight, high pressure will continue to take control of our weather pattern and the winds will finally ease up.  This will allow for clear skies and temperatures to dip into the mid to upper 50s for many locations, minus near the water.  Winds: NNW 6-12 MPH

Friday looks sensational with drier air filtering in and abundant sunshine.  Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with slightly breezy conditions out of the north-northwest at 8-16 MPH.

Winds will increase on Saturday and that will bump up humidity. Still, there will be plenty of sunshine with 80s in the afternoon.

Easter Sunday a few more clouds will roll in and the winds will be on nuisance side with sustained winds of 15-30MPH and gusts approaching 40-45MPH.  Be sure to tie down canopies and make appropriate plans if you plan to have outdoor BBQ’s celebrating the Easter holiday.  Highs will remain in the low to mid 80s.

Next opportunity for some rainfall will come on Wednesday ahead of another very weak front.  We’ll call for scattered thunderstorms for the afternoon and then clearing some by Thursday.


Tonight: Clear, calm and cool…Low: 55 Winds: NNW 6-12 MPH

Friday: Sunny, less wind and drier…High: 84 Winds: NNW 8-16 MPH

Saturday: Winds increase again, sunny & humid… High: 84 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH

Easter Sunday: Partly cloudy, humid & very windy …High: 83 Winds: SSE 15-30 MPH & gusts to 40-45

Monday: Partly cloudy, humid, windy & warm…High: 84 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH

Tuesday: Mainly cloudy, windy & warm…High: 83 Winds: SE 15-25 MPH

Wednesday: Cloudy, scattered thunderstorms…High: 81 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Friday 4/19/19.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Friday 4/19/19.