CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In response to the next frontal boundary headed our way later in the week, we had very gusty south-southeasterly winds coming in off the Gulf of Mexico today.
The peak gust out at Corpus Christi International Airport was close to 40 mph with sustained wind staying around 20-35 mph for several hours. With this extra wind, our dewpoints have gone a few points higher and that sent our "feels like" temperatures in the mid-80s making it feel that much warmer today.
The winds will stay on the breezy side for tonight and along with some extra clouds we shouldn't see widespread fog early tomorrow morning. However, there will be pockets of lighter winds, especially for our inland communities. This will give way to the possibility of some scattered patchy fog. Motorists are urged to continue to use caution in their early morning commutes. Overnight lows will stay mild in the upper 60s.
Thursday will feature a good amount of clouds in the area and temperatures will once again soar into the lower 80s despite the cloud coverage. Winds will stay on the breezy to windy side, but not quite as gusty as they were today. We could squeeze out one or two light to moderate showers, but again with the extra wind, most of that will be shoved to our north.
Friday will be the transitional day with the first part of it being humid and warm with mainly cloudy skies. Then by the late afternoon and into the evening hours, a cold front will gradually move through the Coastal Bend.
This won't be a big blast of cold air, but instead just a general transition around 5 p.m.-8 p.m. with the winds turning more northerly. With frontal passage, we could squeeze out another few showers, but most of the rain will stay far north of South Texas.
Saturday expect more cooler and drier air will filter in and we'll see more sunshine with highs in the low 70s and morning lows in the 50s. Much of the same on the way on Sunday, but a tad chillier in the morning with lows in the upper 40s.
We'll warm up and see an increase in humidity next Monday and Tuesday, but by Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning another cold front will move through the area and bring another dose of some cooler temperatures just in time for Thanksgiving. We'll update that forecast as we move closer to the holiday.
Tonight: Breezy, mild and humid...Low: 69 Wind: SSE 8-16 MPH
Thursday: Mainly cloudy, a few showers, breezy and warm...High: 81 Wind: SSE 15-25 MPH & Gusting
Friday: First cloudy and warm, then a front moves in the late afternoon and cooling off and drying out; few showers with frontal passage...High: 83 Wind: SSW 10-20 MPH / Turning N 10-15 MPH
Saturday: Mainly sunny, cooler and drier...High: 74 Wind: N 10-15 MPH
Sunday: Mainly sunny, cool and dry...High: 73 Wind: ESE 6-12 MPH
Monday: A few extra clouds, breezy and warming up...High: 78 Wind: SSE 15-20 MPH
Tuesday: Mainly cloudy, warm and humid; front arrives late into Wednesday morning...High: 82 Wind: SSW 15-20 MPH