Mild days with a few rain showers Saturday

Winter begins Monday
Posted at 5:03 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 18:03:55-05

Clouds have moved in ahead of a cold front which will move through south Texas Saturday, bringing a chance of showers. A spot shower is possible Friday night with scattered showers Saturday which will be more numerous north of Corpus Christi. Temperatures will reach the mid 70s Saturday before the slightly cooler air arrives Saturday night with the northerly winds.

Lows will dip into the low to mid 40s Saturday night with clear skies and a light northerly breeze. Sunday looks pleasant with sunshine and high temperatures in the 60s with a light breeze from the north.

The Winter Solstice is Monday, the first day of winter. It will be mild from Monday through Wednesday under mostly sunny skies with days in the low to mid 70s and nights in the 50s. Another cold front will move through late Wednesday, cooling us down for Christmas with daytime highs in the 50s under mostly sunny skies.

Low in the western evening sky you can see Jupiter and Saturn getting closer together. The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs Monday. These two planets will appear very close in the western sky (.1 degree apart) just after sunset, looking like one large star. Jupiter and Saturn come into conjunction about every 20 years and haven't been this close since 1623 and not this close and observable since 1226! The next time they will appear this close is 2080.
There will be some high clouds passing through south Texas Monday evening but we should be able to see the conjunction.