CORPUS CHRISTI — Tropical moisture moved into the South Texas area today giving way to a few scattered showers and thundershowers in the region. Thankfully none of the activity has been severe and has just brought some badly needed rainfall to the area.
There are some big changes that will arrive around midnight to 3AM in the form of a strong cold front.
Anticipate the front to reach or northern and northwestern counties from about 11PM to 1AM and then move through the remainder of the area from 1AM-3AM. As the frontal boundary pushes through, it will bring a line of showers and thunderstorms. Forecast models to hint at the activity to begin to break up as it pushes closer to the coastline. In addition, strong northerly winds will spread across the area. A Wind Advisory is in effect for all coastal locations for gusts up to 45MPH possible and a Gale Warning is now in effect for all the bays and offshore waters for gusts up to 47 knots possible. The bays will see rough waters while seas will climb from 10-13 feet. Only experienced mariners should be out in the waters, otherwise the safest thing to do is to dock.
By tomorrow morning most of the rainfall should be over with, minus a couple of trailing showers, and temperatures will drop into the middle 50s with a strong north-northwesterly wind around 20-30 MPH and gusting.
Skies will begin to clear out in the afternoon and the sun will peek out, but afternoon highs will do no better than the middle to upper 60s with winds remaining strong from the north.
Early Saturday morning, winds will keep temperatures from falling too low, but they will still be chilly as most of the area will fall into the upper 40s. The exception will be coastal areas where temperatures will stop in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Saturday afternoon looks great with plenty of sun and a high of 74.
Sunday we warm up even further with highs in the low 80s, but it'll be another chilly start in the morning with lows in the mid to upper 40s with the lighter winds.
Early next week a series of fronts, more like high pressure sinking into the area, will arrive late Monday and then again on Wednesday. These boundaries will be less noticeable, but will keep high temperatures in the 70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Keep warm and be safe with the wind arriving tomorrow!
Tonight: Scattered showers and storms with cold front arrival; then turning colder and windy...Morning Low: 55 Wind: NNW 20-30 MPH & Gusting
Friday: AM showers, clearing skies, very windy and much cooler...High: 66 Wind: NNW 15-30 MPH & Gusting
Saturday: Chilly morning in the 40s, then sunny and mild in the afternoon...High: 74 Wind: NNW 7-14 MPH
Sunday: Another chilly morning in the 40s, then more sun and warmer in the afternoon...High: 80 Wind: ESE 5-10 MPH
Monday: A few more clouds, warm but seasonal, reinforcing front arrives late...High: 82 Wind: NE 10-15 MPH
Tuesday: Mainly sunny, cool and dry...High: 76 Wind: ESe 10-15 MPH