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Polar Air Overspreads South Texas; Arctic Outbreak Sunday Night into Monday

Cloudy and Cold with Areas of Drizzle Tonight
Winter weather early this week
Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 19:58:32-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — What is easily the coldest air of the season has invaded South Texas, and even colder air will move into the region Sunday evening, spreading a wintry mix of precipitation throughout the area.

Temperatures will drop below freezing Sunday night and remain below freezing through Tuesday morning. Temperatures hovered in the middle to lower 30s this afternoon, with patches of drizzle and freezing drizzle over the Coastal Bend. A strong north wind sent wind chill values into the lower 20s.

While the mercury will crawl up to around 40 Sunday afternoon, a blast of Arctic air plunges deep into the State Sunday afternoon and sends a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow all the way to the Middle Texas Coast by daybreak Monday.

Precipitation will end by noon Monday, but another disturbance will bring rain on Wednesday. By that time, however, the bitter cold will abate. Expect highs in the 30s and 40s, moderating to the 50s by late week. Lows in the teens and twenties will warm into the 30s late in the week.