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Warmer temperatures today, but rain looms for weekend

Warmer temperatures today, but rain looms for weekend
Posted at 6:52 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 07:52:25-05

Yesterday was a bit of a treat across the Coastal Bend, courtesy of a very weak frontal boundary that came in early in the day.

Instead of reaching the middle 80s, temperatures reached into the upper 70s for most of us. It turned out to be a sensational afternoon with lots of sunshine.

The wind has been elevated and will continue to be in the forecast for today. Look for south-southeasterly winds to continue for much of today with sustained wind readings around 15-25 mph and occasionally higher gusts.

Otherwise, the nice seasonal 70s for highs will be done for a few days. We'll look for the morning clouds to erode by the afternoon and leave us with lots of sunshine and a high of 84. Inland communities will be closer to the middle to upper 80s for highs.

Another weak boundary stalls and eventually will pull away from the area early Wednesday. That will swing our winds temporarily in a more east-northeasterly direction, but it won't do anything to cool us off. We'll still see a good amount of sunshine and a high of 85.

Unfortunately, no strong front reaches us by Thanksgiving, and it will be warm and breezy for many of us. Look for morning lows in the low 60s and an afternoon high of 84 with a breezy, southeasterly wind around 15-20 mph with a good mix of clouds and sunshine, favoring the sun.

Things will begin to get interesting Friday and heading into the weekend.

We're continuing to track a strong cold front that is forecast to arrive by Friday evening. This will bring much drier and cooler air, but it will also bring us a decent opportunity to see some rainfall.

As the front comes through, look for scattered showers and even a couple of thundershowers that will linger into Saturday. Don't anticipate big rainfall totals, but Saturday looks like a fairly rainy day. Some locations could pick up around half an inch or more. And given our drought situation, any rainfall will be good.

We'll continue to monitor and update the forecast, as necessary.

So, for Saturday look for cloudy skies and some on and off rainfall with morning lows in the 50s and highs struggling to get into the low 60s. We'll drop even further Sunday and Monday morning, as the rainfall opportunity escapes us, with morning lows in the mid to low 40s and highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Have a great day!