CORPUS CHRISTI — We’re a long way from the historically cold temperatures we were observing just over a week ago and now warm and humid air has taken up residence in South Texas thanks to high pressure over the Gulf of Mexico giving us southeasterly winds.
The Gulf waters are still very cool in the low 60s, so there is some dense patchy fog along the coastal regions that is bringing down visibility to below a mile. Residents are urged to use caution on their early morning commutes. Inland regions are doing better, visibility wise, due to some extra wind.
Today we’ll have more clouds in the area, still some good sunshine shining through the clouds intermittently, and we’ll be very warm a high of 80 here in Corpus Christi. We’ll have some low to mid-80s for our inland communities. Winds will be on the breezy side out of the southeast around 10-20 MPH.
Tonight, we’ll look for some more coastal fog to develop along with mainly cloudy skies. Overnight lows won’t drop too much, and we’ll stay in the low 60s with very humid conditions.
A weak front will stall in South Texas towards the end of the week and keep clouds over the are and give us a stray to isolated, at best, shot at some showers. Winds are forecast to be on the windy side, so much of the rainfall will be shoved to our north and northeast. However, we could pick up a few hundredths to tenths. We need a whole lot more in the rainfall bucket than that.
Heading into the weekend, highs will stay in the upper 70s to low 80s, overnight lows in the 60s, with cloudy skies and windy conditions. Again, a stray chance of a sprinkle or two, but not much.
Next best shot at some rainfall comes with a shot of cooler air that will arrive Monday with some scattered showers. Highs on Tuesday drop to the upper 60s. Not a strong front, but cooler.
Have a great day!