CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The winds really ramped up today out of the southeast, increasing temperatures and dew points in the area as well. We've gone from dry air over South Texas, to those numbers climbing back into the lower 60s which is making it feel more humid outdoors.
Our weather pattern will have changed drastically by tomorrow night with the arrival of another cold front. This boundary has some good Canadian cold air associated with it, and will certainly bring a chill to our temperatures.
In the meantime, we'll be dealing with extra humidity and warmer temperatures. There's also a tropical wave crossing over the Yucatan Peninsula this afternoon that will eventually emerge in the Bay of Campeche. This feature will throw more clouds our way by tomorrow morning, and eventually a few scattered thundershowers in the afternoon. Then, by Thursday night, the front will catch it and take it to the northeast. There is a low chance of tropical development, but, again, the front will keep it from moving entirely over South Texas.
Tonight, expect increasing clouds and very humid and mild conditions with a morning low of 73. Wind: SE 7-14 MPH
Much of Thursday will be mainly cloudy with hit-and-miss scattered showers and thundershowers from the tropical wave in the gulf. We'll still top out in the mid-80s. Wind: ESE 15-20 MPH and gusting.
Thursday night, around midnight, the cold front will swing in with a line of showers and thunderstorms. Some may be heavy locally and drop around half an inch to slightly more than an inch of rain. However, the heavy activity will be spotty, so rainfall rates will vary widely from a few tenths to more than an inch of rain.
Temperatures will drop quickly with frontal passage, and winds will increase from the north. A wind advisory may be necessary, and the National Weather Service has already issued a Gale Watch for the bays and offshore waters from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Waters will be rough and seas offshore could go as high as 13 feet! Boaters and mariners must use extreme caution.
For Friday Night Football, we should see the clouds slowly begin to erode, but temperatures will take a tumble down into the lower 60s to upper 70s with strong northerly winds around 20-25 MPH and gusting.
Temperatures still look to be on track for the upper 40s for Saturday, and Sunday morning will see highs in the 70s and plenty of sunshine.
Monday, a reinforcing high comes in and will keep the cool and dry air in place with more sunshine, highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for the most part.
Tonight: Warm and muggy with increasing clouds...Low: 73 Wind: SE 7-14 MPH
Thursday: Scattered thundershowers, with mainly cloudy skies and warm temperatures; strong cold front late with line of thunderstorms, then cooling off...High: 85 Wind: ESE 15-20 MPH and gusting
Friday: AM thundershowers arrive with front, then slow clearing, very windy and much cooler...High: 68 Wind: N 20-30 MPH and gusting
Saturday: Still breezy, but sunny and cool...High: 73 Wind: NNW 10-15 MPH
Sunday: Sunny and a tad warmer, but still dry...High: 79 Wind: ENE 5-10 MPH