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Two cold fronts in the forecast, Coastal Flood Advisory

Posted: 6:33 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 19:33:58-04

Last week’s quiet weather is long gone, and a week of active weather has arrived. For the next seven days, we’re tracking two cold front, 2 hurricanes, and the long-awaited arrival of fall.

Tuesday’s forecast

We are likely to see some scattered showers during the overnight on Monday night through Tuesday morning. Some of these could contain heavy rainfall and some lightning and thunder.

There will continue to be the chance of some scattered rain all day Tuesday, but those that don’t see the rain will be left with partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures. Highs will be near 90 degrees.

Some of the storms on Tuesday afternoon could pack a bit of a punch, especially for areas north and west of Corpus Christi. Some small hail and gusty winds, while unlikely, can’t totally be ruled out.

A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for the beaches, bays, and waterways as the increased swells from Hurricane Michael are leading to tides being elevated by 1 to 2 feet. This last through Wednesday.

Wednesday’s forecast

A cold front is set to arrive early Wednesday morning. Unfortunately, this front won’t bring “fall” to the area, but it will drop our humidity levels for the rest of the week. This will allow temperatures to drop by a couple of degrees as well.

Aside from a few showers and storms blowing in as the cold front passes, the day will turn mostly sunny and beautiful with highs in the mid-80s.

Thursday and Friday

The last two days of the work week will be warm, but the humidity will be much lower than normal. Overall they will be beautiful days with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s.

The weekend

By the weekend, another cold front—one all the way from Canada—is finally forecast to deliver our first taste of fall. Currently, it looks like Saturday will be very warm since the cold front will still be to our north. But by Sunday, the front is expected to start marching through South Texas bringing a significant drop in temperatures and a chance of rain.

Tropics Watch

Hurricane Michael is strengthening as it moves closer to the Florida Panhandle. It is now forecast to be a major hurricane as it makes landfall. Very strong winds, high storm surge, and heavy rainfall will plague the Southeast as this storm moves inland on Wednesday.

Hurricane Sergio is in the Pacific and is expected to make landfall on Friday in Mexico. It will then move across Mexico and bring heavy rain to north Texas. This will help add some extra “oomph” to the weekend’s cold front—ultimately helping to bring it all the way to the Coastal Bend.