Winter conditions still not leaving the Coastal Bend

Juan Acuña weather for Feb. 17, 2021
Posted at 5:49 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 09:48:22-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Old man winter does not want to let its grip go of South Texas.

We are still observing some very cold temperatures across South Texas this morning with mainly the upper 20s to low 30s across the region.

Even worse, we've had some light mist to drizzle falling since yesterday afternoon making for damp road conditions. Add the freezing temperatures, especially around bridges and overpasses, and there are some icy roadways. Motorists are urged to use caution.

A few locations are at or just above freezing, but the National Weather Service continues to have a Freeze Warning and Winter Storm Advisory in effect for most places until 9 a.m. This is for those at/below/near freezing temperatures and also for some wintry precipitation that is falling inland. A Winter Storm Warning also remains in effect for Bee and Live Oak counties until later this morning.

Clouds will have a hard time breaking up this afternoon but forecast highs will go into the low to mid 40s. Winds will be on the brisk side out of the northeast around 10 to 20 mph and gusting. Small Craft Advisories are posted for the nearshore and offshore waters until Thursday afternoon.

Tonight, we'll go to the freezing point again, around 32 degrees, with some clouds holding on.

There will be mainly cloudy skies and still bitterly cold for Thursday with mainly cloudy skies and a high of 43.

We'll have yet another hard freeze on Friday morning with low in the low 20s. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s, but warm up in the afternoon to near 50 with lots of sun to end out the work week.

Over the weekend, we'll pick up southerly winds and warm back up in the 60s and 70s with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies but it'll also be on the windy side as well.

The next front arrives late Sunday and into Monday with a few showers, but that front will be weak in nature.

Stay warm and have a great day!