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Warm conditions expected before chilly finish to our week

Juan Acuña's weather for Feb. 8, 2021
Posted at 5:13 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 07:11:19-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We'll be holding on to plenty of cloud coverage across the Coastal Bend today as humidity levels are on the rise, courtesy of a southeasterly wind off the Gulf of Mexico.

There is a cold front up in North Texas this morning bringing some very chilly temperatures to that part of the state. Unfortunately for us, that front is going to stay stuck up there for the next several days until Thursday when a strong cold front will be able to catch up to it and send it down towards South Texas.

In the meantime, we'll be dealing with mild and humid morning conditions. This will lead to some dense patchy fog across the area and temperatures mainly starting in the 50s and 60s.

Today we'll see lots of clouds, with mainly overcast conditions and an afternoon high of 77 in Corpus Christi. Outside of a stray sprinkle or two, most of us will remain dry. Winds will be out of the southeast around 10-15 mph.

Tonight, the clouds will still dominate the region and patchy fog again will be possible. Winds will be light around 4-8 mph out of the southeast and we'll look for a low around 64.

We'll have a couple of carbon copy days for Tuesday and Wednesday with a little bit more wind and a bit more sunshine each day. However, there will be a decent amount of clouds streaming overhead with very warm high temperatures in the low 80s.

Thursday around midday a cold front will finally move into the area and bring much cooler and drier air to South Texas. It will also arrive with a strong northerly wind around 15-25 mph. In addition, we'll likely see widespread light rain in the area as well. We're not looking for large rainfall totals, but averages around a quarter to half an inch is possible.

Friday, the clouds break up some and it'll be cool with highs only in the upper 50s to low 60s.

On Saturday, another surge of cold air that will have some arctic air associated with it will begin to push southward and into the region. Forecast models are having a hard time managing how cold it will be, but Sunday and Monday looks to start in the 20s and 30s in the mornings with highs that could struggle to reach out of the 40s and 50s in the afternoon with some light rain. Depending on timing and strength and amount of moisture available, the forecast may change, so keep it with KRIS6 News for the latest forecasts.

Until then, we'll have to contend with the above-normal temperatures.

Have a great day!