Shower and storm chances increase with a cold front

Posted at 6:26 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 19:26:52-04

A few thunderstorms are possible Thursday night in our inland areas as they move in from Mexico and track to the northeast and gradually weaken as they move closer to the coast through early Friday morning. A cold front will move through Friday afternoon and will bring another chance of showers and isolated t-storms through Friday night as winds shift to the northeast. Temperatures will cool into the upper 50s to lower 60s Friday night and stay in the upper 60s to lower 70s Saturday with scattered showers. The cold front will stall over the Gulf and turn back to the north as a warm front and move through early Sunday morning, shifting winds to the southeast and warming temperatures. Isolated showers or t-storms are possible Sunday but most areas will stay dry. Total rainfall is expected to stay lower at the coast with up to a half inch to an inch or slightly more in our western counties. The ridge of high pressure aloft takes control of our weather again next week, giving us very warm, humid weather by mid-week as temperatures climb.

Thursday Night: Spotty showers and t-storms with low temperatures near 70 and southeast winds at 10-15 mph.

Friday: Widely scattered showers in the afternoon and evening with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s and southeast winds shifting to the east-northeast late in the day up to 20 mph.

Friday Night: Chance of showers and lows in the upper 50s in our northwestern counties to low 60s coast.

Saturday: Cloudy and mild with scattered showers and highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s and northeast winds at 10-18 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer with highs in the lower 70s coast to lower 80s inland and an isolated rain chance.