Partly cloudy, windy and warm this afternoon; Mostly cloudy and windy with shower chances Tuesday

Rain chances good Tuesday night through Wednesday
Windy conditions expected across Coastal Bend
Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 18:08:36-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Southerly wind has become strong and gusty this afternoon as low pressure deepens over the Texas High Plains.

That warm, moist flow will increase temperatures and cloud cover, setting up the Coastal Bend for a good chance of midweek rainfall. Rain totals will be modest, generally under a half inch. While a cold front moves through the region late Tuesday, weak upper level instability will mean numerous showers but very little in the way of thunderstorms. The front retreats north as a warm front late Wednesday, so our midweek cool-down will be brief.

Another rain chance comes on Sunday and Monday, as strong southerly flow ahead of a Monday morning cold front brings scattered showers. Expect highs in the 70s through the week, except for middle 60s on Wednesday. Lows will be from the upper 50s to middle 60s.