Apr 28, 2014 3:44 PM by Chief Meteorologist Juan Acuña
CORPUS CHRISTI - We had another day of record high temperatures in Corpus Christi this afternoon. By 2:05PM Corpus Christi International achieved 100° and broke the record high of today that was set back in 1964 with the temperature of 97. In fact everyone got to the lower to upper 90s, even along the coastline, with some inland communities also reaching the century mark. There is relief in the way of a Pacific cold front and will arrive on Tuesday.
Tonight will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with some haze in South Texas and overnight lows falling into the middle to upper 60s. Winds: SSE 5-10mph
Tuesday is the transitions day, but it will be a slow process. The cold front will arrive by noon and around 7-10AM for the northern portions of the area. Unfortunately, this is a dry front and no rainfall is expected. Also, do not expect temperatures to take a dramatic dip. The cooler air is lagging way behind the initial frontal line and afternoon highs are still expected to top in the middle to upper 90s under mostly sunny skies.
Tuesday night cooler air will finally reach the area and we'll bottom out in the lower 60s to upper 50s. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday look much better with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s in the afternoon and 50s and 60s in the morning.
Though the cooler temperatures are welcomed after two days of record heat, no significant rain is included within the next 7-10 days as we continue to add to our 4 inch rainfall deficit for the year.