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Happy winter solstice! Winter temps are on the way to South Texas

On the shortest day of the year, expect temperatures near 60ºF with cloudy skies
Cloudy skies in South Texas - Photo By: FB Coastal Bend Weather Watcher Anna Garcia
Posted at 5:35 AM, Dec 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-21 08:52:47-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Happy Hump Day Coastal Bend!

Today the winter solstice occurs at 3:48 p.m., making today the start of winter, but the first Full day of winter will bring frigid air to the Coastal Bend. We are starting out in the 30s and 40s with 50s along the coast, this afternoon high temperatures will reach near 60ºF. Cloudy skies will prevail today, but wind will be more tame, making for a more comfortable afternoon.

Tomorrow, big changes are on the way! Our cold front looks to arrive during the lunchtime or early afternoon hours. You'll feel the front as gusty winds shift from the north. Our temps near 70ºF will plummet throughout the early evening hours, dropping to the 20s by Friday morning. Expect dangerous wind chills area wide this weekend, a combination of cold and windy conditions will make it feel like the single digits and teens during the coldest times of the day.

Conditions will warm up for the last few days of 2022, returning to the 60s by the middle of next week.