Strong winds, storms linger Friday morning

Drastically colder, calmer conditions this afternoon
Weather watchers
Posted at 5:48 AM, Mar 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-17 13:17:10-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Good morning!

Our weather has become much calmer versus the busy pre-dawn hours. There are lingering showers across the area but expect the rain to wind down as we head into the afternoon. Despite some sunshine this afternoon, temperatures will be limited to the upper 50s and lower 60s. This is due to the early morning cold front that has brought frigid air and strong winds. A Wind Advisory is in effect for our coastal communities until 1 p.m. Friday. A Gale Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday for the bays, until 1 a.m. Saturday for the open waters.

Saturday will start in the 40s with increasing clouds. Expect scattered showers to begin during the early afternoon hours. In fact, Saturday evening's clouds will linger into Sunday and Monday with on and off showers. Our forecast should dry out and warm up to the 80s by midweek.

Have a safe, warm, and wonderful weekend!
The Coastal Bend is waking up to strong storms and cold, windy conditions. Expect strong north winds in excess of 30 mph, gusting as high as 50 mph. In thunderstorms, winds can exceed 60 mph and produce hail. When thunder roars go indoors! If a storm is approaching your location, seek shelter in an interior room until the storm passes.

Stay weather aware this morning!