Gusty northerly winds are sending in much cooler air which will stick around the next couple days with afternoon temperatures only reaching into the 50s and nights in the 30s to low 40s. As the winds relax Tuesday night, coupled with clear skies and a cold air mass overhead, lows will drop to freezing in many of our inland areas for early Wednesday morning. Winds will shift to the southeast and we'll warm into the 60s to lower 70s Thursday and Friday. Our next cold front moves through Friday afternoon but is weak and will bring a chance of showers with only slightly cooler temperatures. The weekend looks sunny with cool nights and mild days, leading to a warming trend for Christmas week.
Monday Night: Clearing, windy and cold with lows in the upper 30s inland to mid 40s coast and northerly winds at 18-25 mph, gusting to 30 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, windy and cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s and northerly winds at 15-25 mph, diminishing in the evening.
Tuesday Night: Clear and cold with lows near 30 in our northwestern counties to mid 30s near Corpus Christi and upper 30s to near 40 at the beaches.
Wednesday: Sunny and cool with highs in the upper 50s to near 60. North winds at 6-12 mph will shift to the east.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 60s and southeast winds up to 15 mph.
Friday: Chance of showers with highs in the lower 70s and winds shifting to the north.