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Rain expected after we ring in the New Year

Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 19:58:00-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An upper level disturbance and storm system will combine to produce a wet start to the new year with badly needed rainfall. Showers will be on the increase from the southwest through the day on Wednesday with likely rainfall by nightfall lasting into Thursday afternoon. The associated cold front will arrive Thursday night with clearing skies and chilly night-time lows.

Tonight will be cloudy damp and cool with a low of 55.

New Years Day will be cloudy with periods of light rain in the morning giving way to a more steady rain during the afternoon and evening hours.

Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inches possible in several locations. Expect a high of 65.

Wednesday night rain likely cool and wet with a low of 58.

Thursday rain gradually ending during the afternoon from west to east across the area warmer with a high of 72. Clearing and cooler again Thursday night as a Pacific front pushes through the area.