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Patchy dense fog tonight, very warm for Thursday

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Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 18:48:47-05

CORPUS CHRISTI — The cool high pressure system that brought us the cooler temperatures has now moved away and is residing in the Gulf of Mexico. This is increasing humidity levels in South Texas and also lending to an increase in our afternoon high temperatures. Today we managed to reach just shy of 80 degrees at Corpus Christi International, but our inland communities were certainly warm in the mid-80s. These numbers are running around 10-15 degrees above seasonal average.

Tonight, low level moisture will continue to stream in off the Gulf and result in high humidity and dense patchy fog over South Texas. Many locations could see visibility drop below a mile for several hours so motorists are urged to use caution on area roads. There will be a slight increase in clouds moving in from the west which may help inhibit some fog development, otherwise temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 50s with generally light and variable winds.

Thursday will still feature a healthy dose of sunshine, but there will be a few extra clouds hanging out. A moderate Pacific cold front will be moving into northern and western parts of the state and that will drive afternoon high temperatures here around 10-15 degrees above seasonal average. We'll look for a high of 82 in Corpus Christi with mid to upper 80s for inland areas. Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH

The cold front will sweep into the region early Friday morning and continue to filter on in around noon. This will bring a few clouds, but rainfall will be far removed from the Coastal Bend. It'll still be mild with a high of 77, but skies will begin to clear as the day progresses and cooler air filters in. Winds on Friday will be moderate out of the north around 10-15 MPH.

We'll begin Saturday morning on the chilly side in the upper 40s. For Saturday afternoon look for season temperatures in the low 70s along with plenty of afternoon sunshine.

Sunday and Monday we'll see humidity return along with more clouds and much warmer temperatures. Highs will go back into the upper 70s to mid-80s. This will be in response to the next strong cold front that will arrive Monday evening. Rain chances look slim with this front too, but it will take our afternoon highs back in the upper 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday with moderate northerly winds.

Summary:

Tonight: Dense patchy fog, cool...Low; 58 Wind: Light & Variable

Thursday: More humid, much warmer and partly cloudy...High: 82 Wind: SSE 5-10 MPH

Friday: Cold front arrives early, still mild as cool air takes time to filter in, clearing...High: 77 Wind: N 10-15 MPH

Saturday: Chilly AM, seasonal and sunny afternoon...High: 71 Wind: ENE 5-10 MPH

Sunday: Temps warm up quickly, more humid...High: 79 Wind: SSE 10-15 MPH

Monday: More clouds, warm and breezy...High: 83 Wind: SSE 10-20 MPH

Tuesday: Cold front arrives early in the morning, cooler and windy...High: 66 Wind: N 15-25 MPH