Cooler air and showers to end the work week

Posted at 6:08 PM, Mar 17, 2020

The warm, humid and windy windy weather will continue through Thursday with only a spot shower chance but changes move in Friday. A Pacific cold front will make it into the Coastal Bend Friday afternoon, bringing widely scattered showers and t-storms. The rain will be more "hit and miss" Friday with the better chance of thunder in our inland areas. Northeasterly winds behind the front will cool us into the 50s Friday night under mostly cloudy skies. As the cooler air settles in Saturday behind the stalled front in the Gulf, warmer air moving in aloft, overriding the cooler air will produce rain showers Saturday afternoon and overnight, decreasing Sunday morning. The stalled cold front will turn around as a warm front and move north Sunday into Monday, bringing back the warm, humid weather for much of next week. Rainfall amounts from Friday through early Sunday will range from a quarter inch at the coast with higher amounts inland, up to an inch and a half possible.

Wednesday & Thursday: Morning clouds and fog breaking to partly sunny skies as afternoon temperatures reach the mid to upper 80s inland and lower 70s at the beaches.It will be windy with southeast winds at 15-25 mph, gusting as high as 35 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated t-storms by early afternoon through the evening. Temperatures will reach into the 70s to near 80 before winds shift to the northeast.

Friday Night: Slight chance of light rain with lows in the mid to upper 50s and northeast winds at 10-15 mph.

Saturday: Increasing chance of light rain with high temperatures in the 60s and a cool northeast wind up to 18 mph.

Saturday Night: Chance of light rain with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunday: Slight rain chance, mostly cloudy and mild with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s and winds shifting to the east-southeast up to 12 mph.