Sunny & Mild Saturday, More Wind & Warmer Sunday

Afternoon Highs in the 70s Today
Posted at 7:11 AM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 08:11:12-05

CORPUS CHRISTI - TEXAS — Another cold start in the Coastal Bend with temperatures mainly in the 30s and 40s across the region.

There will be a small disturbance out to our west that will move across South Texas in the early morning hours and bring some cloud coverage and a couple of spotty sprinkles to begin the day, but that activity is expected to rapidly exit the area by the midday hour and we’ll have plenty of sunshine and a warm afternoon high of 72 in Corpus Christi.

Tonight, we’ll have a few high clouds lingering, but overall, it will be quiet and cool with an overnight low of 54.

The winds will become a big story over the next several days beginning on Sunday. They’ll pick up out of the southeast around 15-25 MPH for Sunday and Monday. Then, on Tuesday, they’ll increase further to windy levels around 20-30 MPH sustained along with higher gusts. This will be in advance of our next front that will arrive early Wednesday morning. Until that happens, afternoon high temperatures will top out in the upper 70s to lower 80s for our inland communities Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We’ll also slowly pick up cloud coverage each day.

The cold front will bring a shot of some scattered showers, even a couple of thundershowers possible, with the frontal passage. We find ourselves here in the Coastal Bend once again on the tail end of the activity, but hopefully we can pick up a few tenths of an inch of some rain under some of the more moderate showers. Heaviest activity will remain north and northeast of our region where 1-2-inch rainfall totals will be more prevalent.

Still, it will bring a dose of cooler temperatures for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Highs will be in the 60s and lows in the 40s.