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Windy and warm Wednesday, cooler late-week

Posted at 6:03 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 19:02:59-05

Fog and low clouds will continue to blanket the Coastal Bend Tuesday night as the onshore flow continues into early Wednesday morning. A storm system passing to our north will drag a cold front through south Texas Wednesday morning which will shift our winds to the northwest, ushering in drier air through the day with cooler air arriving late Wednesday. Most of the rain with the front will stay to our north but a few light showers are possible in the morning before we clear out and become windy and warm in the afternoon. The cooler, drier air will be with us Thursday and Friday providing us with cool nights and sunny, mild days. Winds will shift back to the southeast this weekend and the humidity and clouds will increase with slightly warmer temperatures.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy and mild with coastal fog which will be dense in areas as temperatures stay in the upper 60s. There is a slight shower chance toward morning.

Wednesday: A few light showers are possible early then skies will clear through the afternoon as winds increase from the west-northwest to 18-28 mph, gusting up to 45 mph in the afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the low to mid 80s inland and 70s at the beaches with low relative humidity. There is a Red Flag Warning from noon until 7 PM due to dry vegetation and gusty winds which will give us a higher fire danger.

Wednesday Night: Passing clouds, breezy and cooler with lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s and northwest winds at 12-20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, breezy and mild with highs in the upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s inland.

Friday: Mostly sunny and mild with highs in the mid 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s inland and an east-northeast breeze at 10-18 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s at the beaches to the mid 70s inland and east-southeast winds at 12-18 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with highs in the upper 60s at the beaches to the upper 70s inland and southeast winds at 15-25 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a spot shower chance and highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.