Warm and humid weekend, cold front next week

Posted at 6:29 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 19:29:46-04

The warmer and more humid weather will return to the Coastal Bend over the weekend, but a powerful fall cold front will blast through the region by early next week.

Friday’s forecast

Humidity will steadily start to filter into the area on Friday. We’ll see partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 80s.

Though Hurricane Michael has now moved inland, the Gulf of Mexico is still settling down after the storm stirred the waters. Increased swells and rip currents are still to be expected on Friday, but they should be at least somewhat reduced compared to earlier this week.

The weekend

The humidity will keep coming in over the weekend, and the warm temperatures will follow suit. Temperatures are likely to reach the 90-degree mark again on Saturday, and the humidity and sunshine will only make it worse. By Sunday, a cold front will enter north Texas, but it won’t make it to the Coastal Bend until Monday. As a result, Sunday will also be warm. A stray shower can’t be ruled out either day.

Next week

While the forecast is still uncertain, the cold front looks to blow through just in time to start the work week. If it moves through early enough Monday, then the temperatures will be a little cooler on Monday. If not, the cooler looks certain to arrive by Tuesday, with temperatures in the 60s. The latter scenario is looking more likely as of right now.