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Dry and seasonal Tuesday ahead

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 20:09:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — After seeing another summer-like weekend in the Coastal Bend, we've started the work week with another weak cold front moving into the region. The frontal boundary moved through around midday and brought a few showers and thundershowers into the area.

Officially out at Corpus Christi International Airport, we received eight-hundredths of an inch of rain, but that mainly fell overnight and prior to the front arriving. Otherwise, Rockport reported slightly more than two-tenths of an inch of rain before the majority of the rainfall pushed offshore.

High pressure will build into the area tonight, and cooler and drier air will filter in. By morning it will be cool with a low of 57 in Corpus Christi. Wind: NNE 6-12 MPH

Tuesday looks absolutely gorgeous with an abundance of sunshine; slightly breezy winds out of the east-northeast around 10-20 MPH, and a near seasonal high of 85.

By Wednesday, the winds will shift around again and have more of a southerly direction. That means a few things. We'll start to see more clouds in the area and the humidity and temperatures will start to go higher as well. Afternoon high on Wednesday will top around 87 in the city and closer to the lower 90s for our inland communities.

Thursday will be another transition day, as a stronger cold front will begin to move into the northern parts of the state.

This will bring a surge of moisture in from the Gulf, and it will be mainly cloudy with scattered showers and thundershowers for much of the day. Highs won't be quite as warm, in the mid-80s. The cold front will then push farther south by the evening and looks to arrive here just before midnight with a line of showers and storms lasting into the early morning on Friday.

Some locations could pick up in excess of an inch of rain; which is much-needed as we are close to 11 inches below normal for the year.

Friday afternoon we'll start to see clearing conditions, and highs will struggle to get out of the upper 60s to low 70s.

Saturday morning will be quite chilly, with temperatures in the mid-40s! High pressure will rule the forecast, and lots of sunshine will be in store in the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Summary:

Tonight: Clear, dry and much cooler...Low: 57 Wind: NNE 6-12 MPH

Tuesday: Lots of sunshine, beautiful and seasonal...High: 85 Wind: ENE 10-20 MPH

Wednesday: A few more clouds, still sunny and becoming breezy...High: 87 Wind: ESE 15-20 MPH

Thursday: Mainly cloudy and humid with scattered thundershowers; next strong cold front arrives late...High: 84 Wind: SE 6-12 MPH

Friday: AM showers with cold front, then clearing out in PM; very windy and cooler...High: 69 Wind: N 20-25 MPH and gusting

Saturday: Gorgeous and sunny, with below-normal temperatures and dry air...High: 72 Wind: NNE 7-14 MPH