CORPUS CHRISTI — We've had a very nice weekend here in South Texas, courtesy of high pressure in control of weather pattern. Lots of sunshine has allowed temperatures to remain above seasonal average with highs in the low to mid 90s all over the Coastal Bend.
We will see a slight change in our weather pattern to start off the work week with the first cold front of the season moving through early Monday around sunrise. Unfortunately, this cold front is extremely weak in nature and the cold air associated with the boundary is modifying further and further as is moves south across the Lone Star State. Nevertheless, it is on the way and temperatures won't be quite as hot as they have been the last couple of days, but it will still feel very summer-like as highs stay above the seasonal average of 86 degrees.
For tonight, we could see a little bit of inland patchy fog so use caution on the roads. Otherwise a warm and humid night is in store with lows in the lower 70s. Wind: ENE 4-8 MPH
A stray shower will be possible around sunrise when the actual boundary moves through the area and eventually pushes offshore. Though, most of us will remain dry.
By Tuesday morning, slightly drier and cooler air will move in and lows will dip into the upper 60s and highs will max out in the upper 80s with lots of sun.
Wednesday, our southeasterly winds will start to increase and upper-level high pressure will start to re-gain control of our weather pattern. As a result, highs on Wednesday and Thursday will shoot back into the low to mid-90s for many locations. Heat index values will go back around 100-108.
This will be in response to the next stronger cold front that will be moving through the Central Plains.
The second, and much stronger, cold front is forecast to arrive Friday afternoon for now. Forecast models are still diverging on the strength and timing of it here in South Texas, but for now we'll leave it on Friday afternoon and arriving with scattered thundershowers and strong northerly winds.
Next weekend, lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s and highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with noticeably drier and cooler air in place.
Timing and strength of the second cold front will need to be revised as we get closer to that time frame, so keep updated with the latest forecast.
Tonight: Warm and humid with patchy inland fog; early AM front arrives with stray showers...Low: 72 Wind: ENE 4-8 MPH
Monday: Weak cold front early, still warm and slightly drier...High: 89 Wind: NNE 10-18 MPH
Tuesday: More sunshine and near seasonal...High: 87 Wind: ENE 7-14 MPH
Wednesday: Breezy southerly winds return, hotter and more humid...High: 91 Wind: SE 10-20 MPH
Thursday: Hot, humid and breezy with lots of sun...High: 93 Wind: SE 15-20 MPH & G
Friday: More clouds and scattered thundershowers as stronger cold front approaches in the PM...High: 87 Wind: ENE 15-20 MPH & G
Saturday: Clouds thin out, noticeably cooler and drier...High: 77 Wind: N 15-20 MPH