CORPUS CHRISTI — Our dewpoints and temperatures both started climbing in South Texas today, courtesy of a breezy southeasterly wind. This took our highs from the mid-70s on Saturday to the low to mid-80s for this afternoon. The extra humidity, warmer temperatures and southerly wind is all in response to a strong cold front that is beginning to take shape and move through northern parts of the United States. The associated upper-level low in the Desert Southwest is also digging southward and will eventually start moving east into the Central Plains by Monday afternoon and will set in motion some cold air to dislodge from Canada.
In the meantime, we'll be left with very warm temperatures, higher humidity and some wind.
Tonight, look for a few clouds to stroll on in and mild temperatures. In addition, we'll see some dense patchy fog in the area. Residents are urged to slow down on the roads, allow for plenty of time to arrive to destinations and use extreme caution. Low: 63 Wind: S 6-12 MPH
Monday will be very warm with afternoon highs shooting around 10-20 degrees above where we should be for a high, which is 70 degrees. Look for partly cloudy skies, breezy conditions and a high of 86 here in Corpus Christi. Inland communities could very push near 90. Wind: SSE 10-20 MPH
Tuesday morning around 4-8 AM, the advertised cold front will sweep the region. Temperatures will take a drastic tumble, the humid air will be shoved into the Gulf, windy northerly winds will take over and cloudy skies along with some light rain and drizzle is forecast for much of the day. High temperature on Tuesday will likely be just after midnight because once the front pushes through, temperatures will struggle to get out of the upper 40s to mid-50s. Rainfall amounts won't be drastic, but some locations will average a quarter to half an inch of rain; which will be very welcomed in our communities. The north wind will be strong at time and small craft advisories and gale warnings may be necessary for nearshore and offshore waters. Boaters and mariners are urged to use caution once the front is in.
Wednesday morning temperatures will fall into the upper 30s to low 40s and we'll see clearing skies. Highs will recuperate back into the low 60s as the winds lighten up too.
Temperatures get more near seasonal average by the end of the week along with mainly sunny skies.
Tonight: Patchy dense fog, damp and mild...Low: 63 Wind: S 6-12 MPH
Monday: Very warm, breezy and a mix of clouds and sun...High: 86 Wind: SSE 10-20 MPH
Tuesday: Strong cold front around 4-8 AM, then colder, windy, light/moderate rain...High: near midnight: 60s Wind: N 15-30 MPH & Gusting
Wednesday: Cold morning in low 40s, then chilly afternoon with more sun...High: 61 wind: NNE 10-15 MPH
Thursday: Few more clouds, but still dry and cool...High: 65 Wind: NE 7-14 MPH
Friday: Mainly sunny and milder, but seasonal...High: 72 Wind: ENE 6-12 MPH
Saturday: Lots of sunshine, mild and very nice...High: 73 Wind: SW 6-12 MPH