We came within two degrees of tying the record high temperature Thursday, reaching 86. But by Friday, we'll be 20 degrees cooler behind a cold front which will move through Thursday night. Clouds will be stubborn and will hang around Friday but drier air will bring the sunshine back for the weekend with mild temperatures. Another warm-up is expected early next week before much cooler air arrives Wednesday along with some light rain.
Clouds will increase tonight with a brief light shower possible along the coast as a cold front moves through. Winds will increase to 15-20 mph from the north late tonight bringing temperatures down into the mid 50s by morning.
Don't expect much sunshine Friday as the clouds will stick around most of the day with cool temperatures, in the lower 60s and a northeast breeze up to 20 mph. As skies clear Friday night, temperatures will fall into the upper 40s by Saturday morning.
The weekend looks bright and mild with highs in the low 70s and northeast winds under 15 mph Saturday. Winds will shift to the southeast Sunday afternoon and increase which will bring temperatures back up early next week.
Monday and Tuesday will be warm with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and mostly sunny. A strong cold front is expected to move through late Tuesday night, sending much cooler air into the Coastal Bend next Wednesday and into the weekend. Light rain is possible Wednesday into early Thursday as an over running pattern develops. Cold air at the surface with northerly winds will be over run by warmer air aloft with westerly winds which will cause clouds and rain droplets to form. Unfortunately, rainfall amounts look low with most areas under a half inch.