Evening showers and storms, severe storm threat

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 18:29:34-05

A Wind Advisory continues until 7 PM for all of the Coastal Bend for south winds at 20-30 mph, gusting as high as 45 mph. A Severe Storm Watch is in effect until 10 PM Friday for parts of south Texas, including Bee and Live Oak counties. A cold front will send a line of showers and t-storms into south Texas Friday evening, entering our northwestern counties from 7 to 8 PM and tracking southeast to the coast from 9 to 10 PM. Within this line, there is a chance of severe storms. The main threats are damaging wind up to 70 mph and large hail up to 3 inches in diameter. An isolated tornado can't be ruled out. The severe threat decreases to the south but is better to the north of Corpus Christi. The line of rain will move out by midnight as cooler, drier air moves in with northwesterly winds behind the front. Temperatures will cool into the 50s by morning with increasing northwesterly winds at 15-25 mph by Saturday morning, gusting to 30 mph at times. Sunshine will be abundant this weekend but it will be cool Saturday and slightly warmer with less wind Sunday. We'll warm up again early next week with an increasing onshore flow and isolated shower chances from Monday night through Wednesday. Another cold front will move through next Thursday, bringing a chance of rain and cooler air.

Friday Night: Showers and t-storms in the evening then clearing and cooler by morning with winds shifting to the northwest at 15-25 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, windy and cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s and northwest winds at 15-25 mph, gusting to 30 mph and subsiding in the afternoon.

Sunday: A chilly morning, starting off in the 40s then climbing into the mid 60s to 70 degrees in the afternoon with southeast winds at 6-15 mph.