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Milder today; cooler air arrives tonight

Afternoon high temperatures will reach the low 70s.
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Posted at 6:42 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 07:48:11-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We are waking up today with milder temperatures across South Texas and not quite as chilly/cold as it has been previous mornings. Instead of overnight lows in the 30s and 40s, many of us are waking up to temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. In addition, there are a few isolated coastal showers that have popped up in advance of our next front.

That cold front that will move through the area around midday to 2PM and will essentially push all the coastal shower activity off into the Gulf of Mexico and slowly usher in some cooler air as we progress into the late afternoon and evening. Winds are also forecast to pick up later in the day. Given the lag of cool air behind the front, we'll warm up quite nicely today with a high of 73 with partly cloudy skies.

By tonight, the winds will be around 10-20 MPH out of the north. This will keep our temperatures from bottoming out too much, but it will still be much colder with an overnight low of 43. Some inland communities will drop into the upper 30s, especially where the winds lighten up.

Thursday looks great with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Though it will stay on the breezy side with northerly winds around 15-20 MPH.

Friday and into the weekend we'll have cold mornings in the upper 30s to low 40s and afternoons with mainly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 60s. Winds will also settle down, but we'll keep a northerly direction.

Monday looks like we'll have an extra push of some cooler air from high pressure, so that will keep temperatures right near seasonal for this time of year.

Have a great day!