Hard freeze tonight but warmer weather is on the way

Temperatures will be back to normal this weekend
Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 18:13:18-05

We have one more day to deal with the unusually cold weather before we warm up this weekend. Let faucets drip tonight if pipes aren't protected and keep pets and plants protected too. A hard freeze is expected tonight and the north wind will produce bitterly cold wind chills through early Friday morning, as low a 10 degrees.

Skies will clear tonight and we'll drop into the low 20s inland to near 30 at the coast. Corpus Christi will dip to 24 degrees with a 12 hour duration of freezing temperatures before we warm above freezing mid-morning Friday. Wind chills will be in the teens early Friday morning due to the breezy northerly winds.

With sunshine, Friday will be warmer with less wind but still cool with highs in the upper 40s and light north winds shifting to the east late in the day. Lows Friday night we'll drop to the freezing mark again with lows in the upper 20s inland to 32 in Corpus Christi.

The weekend looks partly cloudy, breezy and warmer with high temperatures in the lower 60s Saturday and near 70 Sunday. A weak cold front will move through Sunday night with a stray shower chance but temperatures will stay above freezing.

We'll stay in the lower 60s Monday but warm back into the mid 70s by next Wednesday with nights in the 40s and 50s. Sea fog will return Tuesday night as the onshore flow continues.