Beautiful weekend ahead, warming through Tuesday

Coldest air of the season arrives late next week
Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 18:04:49-05

After a cool, cloudy day, sunshine will return this weekend with mild afternoons and cool nights. Winds will shift to the southeast and we'll warm up to near 80 Monday and Tuesday before a strong cold front arrives late Tuesday night. As Arctic air moves into the northern states next week, the colder air will make it into south Texas late-week keeping our days in the 40s and 50s with considerable cloudiness. On and off light rain is also expected Wednesday through early Friday as colder air is over run by warmer air aloft.

Tonight, clouds will slowly begin to move out and it will be cool with a low of 51. In addition, there will also be some patchy dense fog.

The weekend is looking great with mainly sunny skies expected both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the lower 70s. Super Bowl cookouts on Sunday afternoon looks to be fantastic. It'll be chilly Sunday morning though with lows in the mid-40s.

Early next week we'll start to warm back up and clouds move back in on Monday. Highs are forecast to reach the upper 70s to low 80s once again.

By Wednesday and Thursday of next week, we will be keeping an eye on some arctic air that will be spilling out from Canada. Weather forecast models have been going back and forth on when this will arrive here in South Texas.

Some are hinting early Wednesday, others late Thursday. We'll split the difference for now and shoot for early Thursday. When that arrives, it'll be cloudy and chilly with some light rain and drizzle with highs only in the upper 40s to mid-50s.