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Cold front brings scattered showers and storms to area

Temps to plunge from 80s to 40s by Sunday morning
Saturday cold front brings strong winds, scattered storms
Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-18 21:38:13-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Canadian air mass plunged into Coastal Bend Saturday afternoon, dropping temperatures from the 80s to the 60s by sunset, and into the 40s by daybreak on Sunday.

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms should prevail through early Monday.

Expect a slow warm-up next week under fair skies.

Rainfall will ease behind the cold front late Saturday night as dry air sweeps into the region, but then pick up again as an upper-level disturbance moves into the area Sunday through Sunday night. Precipitation should total an inch or less through the weekend.

Highs temperatures will be in the 50s Sunday and Monday across the Coastal Bend, moderating to the 60s and 70s by midweek, then to the 80s later in the week.

Lows in the 40s and 50s will warm to the 60s by late week.