Messy weather today, but not much rainfall accumulation

Juan Acuña's weather for Jan. 20, 2021
Posted at 5:56 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 06:58:59-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A frontal boundary in the area and an abundance of moisture streaming into the Lone Star State courtesy of a southwest flow aloft is creating a messy weather pattern in South Texas, and for much of the state.

The day will begin with some light shower activity that will be move from our inland regions early in the day and move towards the coastline by the early afternoon.

Rainfall is not expected to be severe and only remain light in nature. Clouds will be plentiful and afternoon highs will be cooler than previous days as we only top in the low 70s.

Winds will be northeasterly and southeasterly at 5-10 mph. Rainfall amounts are not expected to be big with average rainfall totals around a few tenths of an inch.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roads as the rain will cause the pavement to become slick at times.

Tonight the clouds will remain in place, but most of the light rain will move out. However, that condition will be replaced by areas of fog, which may become dense at times, especially near the coastline where sea fog is forecast to form. Mariners are urged to use caution.

Temperatures this evening will be on the cool side in the upper 50s to low 60s with generally light winds.

On Thursday, we will still be mainly cloudy with only a passing stray shower. Temperatures will get slightly milder and humidity will be on the rise with winds also increase out of the southeast around 10-15 mph.

Friday and into the weekend, clouds will hold strong to the area with mainly cloudy skies and a few hints of sunshine, especially for Friday. Look for temperatures to eventually hit the mid to low 80s.

Winds will increase on Saturday to breezy levels and then outright windy on Sunday. This will keep rainfall chances from stray to isolated at best each day. The extra wind will not help rain chances for the weekend.

The next front will arrive Monday afternoon with a few isolated showers with frontal passage and then cooler and drier air will filter in.

Have a great day!