More freezing nights ahead before we warm this weekend

We'll have a hard freeze Thursday night
Posted at 5:07 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 18:07:20-05

The cold weather continues through Friday night before winds shift to the southeast and we warm this weekend. Until then, freezing temperatures will continue at night and days will be chilly with an icy breeze. We'll have a hard freeze Thursday night into Friday morning so be sure to let your faucets drip Thursday night if your pipes aren't insulated.

There is a Freeze Warning Wednesday night until 9 AM Thursday for inland areas including Corpus Christi as lows drop to 30-32 degrees. North winds of 12-18 mph will produce winds chills in the lower 20s by Thursday morning.

Thursday looks cold with mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 and north winds of 12-20 mph.

Skies will clear Thursday night and we'll drop into the low 20s inland to near 30 at the coast. Corpus Christi will dip to 23 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 some sunshine, Friday will still be 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 slight shower chance but temperatures will stay above freezing.