Warmer & windy weather with a chance of storms Friday evening

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 19:25:00-05

Clouds are moving in from the southwest ahead of a trough of low pressure aloft which will send a surface cold front through South Texas Friday evening. Ahead of the front, southeasterly surface winds will increase through Friday with gusts as high as 30 mph Thursday and up to 40 mph Friday. Temperatures will warm into the 70s to near 80 through Friday before cooler air arrives Friday night. A line of showers and t-storms is expected to move into the Coastal Bend Friday evening from 7 to 11 PM. Isolated strong to severe storms are possible with the threat of 1 inch or larger hail, damaging wind gusts of 58 mph or greater or an isolated tornado. The chance of severe storms is low in south Texas but increases to the northeast for much of eastern Texas. Skies will clear late Friday night as cooler, drier air moves in, giving us a breezy, sunny and cool start to the weekend.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy and mild with lows in the low to mid 60s and southeast winds at 10-16 mph.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, windy and warm with highs in the lower 70s beaches to the upper 70s to 80 inland and southeast winds at 15-22 mph, gusting up to 30 mph.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and windy with southeast winds at 20-28 mph, gusting up to 40 mph. Highs will reach the mid 70s to 80 degrees.

Friday Night: Evening scattered showers and t-storms with a threat of a strong to severe storm. We'll dry out after midnight with northwest winds.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, breezy and cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s and northwest winds at 12-22 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and seasonal with highs in the upper 60s to 70 and southeast winds at 8-15 mph.