CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — What a difference a few days can make! We are all starting with temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s as dry and much cooler air continues to filter into the Coastal Bend courtesy of a strong front that came in late Friday and into Saturday. We also received a good amount of some rainfall in the region with many locations picking up 1 to 2 inches of rain; even spotty locations picking up much more.
There is cool high pressure to our north and will reinforce the region today keeping our northerly winds brisk for today and reassuring that we keep sunshine in the area. So only look for a high in the upper 50s to lower 60s today with the winds on the breezy to windy side around 15-25 MPH from the north. There is a Small Craft Advisory in effect until 6PM, boaters and mariners do use caution.
Tonight, the winds will relax and there will be good radiational cooling going on and the National Weather Service has already issued a Freeze Warning for many most counties in the area including inland Nueces County. Coastal regions are not included, as well as our southern counties. Nevertheless, this will begin at midnight through 8AM. In the city of Corpus Christi, we'll look for temperatures to stop around 34 degrees with light northerly winds around 4-8 MPH.
Tuesday afternoon will keep below normal with lots of sun and a high of 67. Winds turn more south-southeasterly around 6-12 MPH.
Another front will move through the area early Wednesday morning, could be accompanied by a shower or two, but given the amount of dry air in place the showers will be minimal. The cooler air will also lag a few hours behind the frontal passage, so we'll still look for a seasonal high in the lower 70s for Tuesday afternoon.
By Thursday morning, the cold air will arrive, and we'll drop back into the upper 30s to lower 40s and that will be the case for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Cold mornings and cool afternoons with highs in the low to mid-60s with plenty of sunshine.
Have a great day!