A strong cold front pushed through the Coastal Bend early today, bringing a thin band of rain showers and followed by strong north northeast winds and dry continental air.
The dry regime will linger through most of the work week, but Gulf humidity accompanies a return to southeasterly winds Thursday through Sunday.
Tonight's combination of clear skies, light winds and dry air set up ideal conditions for radiational cooling. That means much of the area will dip into the middle to upper 40s by daybreak Monday.
Cool mornings and mild afternoons can be expected through midweek, then return flow gradually increases Gulf moisture and moderates overnight temperatures. Stable upper air conditions preclude any reasonable chance of rain through next Sunday, but another cold front should bring scattered thunderstorms early Monday morning, eight days from now.
Highs will gradually warm from the middle 70s to middle 80s, while lows warm from the 50s to the 60s.