Warm temperatures today before front passes through tonight

Temperatures could reach 90 in some inland areas
Juan's forecast for Feb. 4, 2021
Posted at 6:29 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 09:12:12-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There are more temperature swings in the forecast for South Texas with ups and downs across our area.

Today, be ready for those temperatures to go up with Spring-like readings produced by some good compressional heating going on this afternoon in advance of a cold front that will arrive later this evening.

Unfortunately, as the frontal boundary moves through, it will do so as a dry front as most of the rainfall associated with it will stay far to our north or offshore into the Gulf of Mexico.

Expect a decent amount of some sunshine this afternoon with a few clouds in the area and an afternoon high of 84 in Corpus Christi. Inland communities will rise to near 90. Winds will also stay on the breezy side out of the south-southwest around 10-20 mph with some higher gusts around 25 mph.

Tonight, the cold front will move through near midnight with winds switching to the north-northeast around 10-20 mph and cooler and drier air will filter in. We'll switch from the 60s we are experiencing this morning to the mid-50s tomorrow morning.

On Friday, we'll hold on to quite a bit of cloud coverage for most of the day and it will be noticeably cooler with a high of 66.

For the weekend, look for some good sunshine. A reinforcing front late Saturday will come in, but hardly be noticeable. Highs both days will be in the low 70s with chilly starts in the upper 40s to low 50s.

We'll warm up early next week with highs in the low 80s Monday afternoon. The next big cold front looks to arrive Tuesday evening and Wednesday looks like a cloudy, damp and chilly day with highs only in the upper 40s to low 50s with some light rain in the region.

That will presents our best opportunity to see a little bit of rainfall in the next seven days.

Have a great day!