CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Strong southeasterly winds prompted high rip current risks, a coastal flood advisory and a small craft advisory for the coastal waters today; and a gale watch for Friday.
Look for a good chance of showers and thunderstorms late Thursday night with cold front.
The strong cold front expected will arrive in the pre-dawn hours Friday and bring showers and thunderstorms, with northern counties gathering well over an inch of rain.
Rain chances taper off by mid-day Friday, but another vigorous upper-level disturbance promises cool and damp conditions from Saturday night through Monday.
High temperatures will surge well into the 80s Thursday but reach only into the 50s and 60s Friday through Monday.
Lows will dip into the 40 and 50s.
In addition to the wet and chilly environment, expect wind to gust between 30 and 40 mph each day, with stiff overnight breezes keeping the chill in the air.
Fair skies and warmer weather can be expected Tuesday and Wednesday.