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Warm conditions today, but much colder weather on the way

Juan Acuña's weather for Feb. 10, 2021
Posted at 6:05 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 09:00:55-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Colder air is beginning to spill into our northern counties this morning as a cold front continues to very slowly progress southward.

As a result, it will be cooler for our northern sections of the Coastal Bend and much warmer south of the boundary.

Here in Corpus Christi, we’ll be on the warmer side for much of the day and we’ll look for a high of 76 with a southeasterly wind around 8-16 mph.

The front is forecast to continue to move through the area tonight and will allow temperatures to fall into the 50s.

Showers and light rain will be likely on Thursday with highs only in the 60s. Northerly winds will take over around 15-20 mph. Rainfall amounts of up to half an inch of rain will be possible.

On Friday and into the weekend, arctic air will continue to seep down into the Lone Star State and eventually make its way into South Texas by late Saturday and into Sunday.

Friday and Saturday afternoon highs will be in the 50s, morning lows in the 40s as we stay above freezing.

By Sunday, a series of disturbances will move in from the west and interact with the cold air spilling in and we’ll have a couple of days with the opportunity for sleet and freezing rain.

Snowfall opportunity looks to stay north of us, but the forecast is still unclear and will change so be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

Highs Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s and lows in the low 30s to upper 20s. Wind chills are expected to be in the teens with strong northerly winds.

A serious amount of cold air is on the way. Now is the time to make sure you are taking preparations to cover pipes, protect outdoor plants and take care of outdoor livestock and pets.