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Strong winter storm to impact Lone Star State; Significant rainfall for Coastal Bend Sunday

Cloudy and cool with showers to begin late tonight
Windy and Cold with Heavy Rain for the Coastal Bend Sunday
Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 19:32:55-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A powerful winter storm developing in the Rockies will draw abundant Gulf moisture into Texas and mix with very cold air to generate a major snow storm from the Hill Country into East Texas tonight and Sunday, with a cold rain expected over the Coastal Bend.

Strong winds will generate dangerously high seas in the coastal waters, and a Gale Watch has been posted for tomorrow. The storm system will move away from the Lone Star State late Sunday, but cold air will linger through the first half of the week.

The high pressure behind the system will move east by Wednesday and begin a warming trend that will persist into next weekend. Skies will be fair beginning Monday and continuing through the weekend. Expect highs in the 50s and 60s, warming to the lower 70s by Saturday. Lows will gradually warm from the 30s through the 40s.