Cool, pleasant afternoon but get ready for weekend showers

Juan Acuña's weather forecast for Jan. 8
Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 11:15:04-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Cool high pressure will continue to sink into South Texas today, promoting lots of sunshine but below normal temperatures in the region.

The weather pattern will slowly begin to change over the weekend as the combination of a cold front and an upper-level storm system begin to move into Texas. It will destabilize our atmosphere and result in some widespread to likely rain in our area beginning later Saturday and into Sunday.

Today will be great, but don't forget the jacket as you make your way out the door. Afternoon high will be 63 degrees with a gentle northeasterly wind around 7-14 mph.

We'll have another cold night tonight to start the weekend with light winds and generally clear skies and a low of 40 in Corpus Christi.

Clouds will continue to increase throughout the day on Saturday with highs only managing the low 60s again.

Late Saturday and into Sunday we'll see the storm systems over Texas, and we'll look for showers and thunderstorms moving into the region for much of the day on Sunday.

Heavier shower activity will favor northern and coastal areas where more than an inch of rain will be common. Western and southern locations will average from a quarter to half inch of the rainfall.

The upper-level storm will also bring some snowfall to northern parts of the state. Check the forecast carefully if you plan on traveling northward this weekend.

Sunday night the rainfall will begin to move out and colder temperatures will filter in. Few clouds hold on to the area, but lows will generally be in the 30s and highs in the 50s on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Have a great day and great weekend ahead!