Strong winds blow in on Thursday

Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 19:20:55-05

A cold front will move into the Coastal Bend tomorrow bringing strong winds to the area.

Thursday’s forecast

Clouds will be clearing early Thursday, meaning that the sunshine will become more abundant throughout the morning. A cold front will move through around midday, allowing low humidity and strong winds to move in. Winds will be blowing at 30-35 mph, and in some cases wind gusts will top 45 mph. You’ll want to secure any loose items, especially Christmas decorations, trash cans, and patio décor to ensure that it doesn’t blow away.

The strong winds will send seas up to 5-7 feet leading to the issuance of a Gale Warning. Mariners will want to stay in harbor for Thursday.

A Fire Weather Warning—or Red Flag Warning—will be in effect on Thursday as the humidity drops significantly, leaving us with very dry air. With winds blowing so strong, any fires that were to start would spread very quickly.

Friday’s forecast

The winds will still be far above normal on Friday—blowing at 25-35 mph. We’ll see complete sunshine and a high in the low 60s. The air will also be very dry, meaning that chapstick will be a must.

Weekend forecast

Saturday will be golden! There will be plenty of sunshine and high in the mid-60s. The winds will still be breezy, but a stark difference from Thursday and Friday.

Sunday will bring increasing clouds, but the high will remain in the 60s. Overall, this weekend won’t be too shabby.