CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Happy 2021 to everyone!
We start the New Year with much colder temperatures across the South Texas area, courtesy of a frontal boundary that came in early yesterday with some decent rain to finish 2020.
We officially ended up with 1.29 inches of rainfall at Corpus Christi International Airport on Thursday, giving us a yearly total of 25.92 inches for the year and a deficit of 5.84 inches from the previous year. It was a deficit indeed, but better than the more than 7 inches below normal we were facing just two days ago.
High pressure is taking over the forecast for us and we'll see chilly to cool afternoon highs today. Although we'll start with clear skies in the morning, a few clouds will fill in during the afternoon, but we'll maintain a good amount of sunshine throughout the day. Look for a high of 62 with, finally, decreasing winds out of the north-northwest around 8-16 mph.
Tonight will be quiet and cold with an overnight low of 38. Some of our inland communities will bottom out in the mid to low 30s, but we should all stay above freezing, however. Don't forget outdoor pets, make sure they have a place to keep warm.
The weekend ahead looks fantastic with light winds, lots of sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s, while having cold mornings in the upper 30s.
Early next week, temperatures will quickly rebound and shoot above normal into the mid to upper 70s.
Rain chances will stay slim to none each day until late Wednesday and early Thursday morning when our next cold front arrives to provide isolated showers and our next round of some cooler temperatures.
Again, Happy New Year and have a great weekend!