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Windy Friday, evening showers & t-storms

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 19:01:08-05

A developing storm system in the southwestern states will track to the northeast the next couple days, sending a surface cold front through south Texas Friday night. Ahead of this front, southeast winds will be gusty through Friday, pumping in Gulf moisture. A spotty shower is possible late Thursday night into Friday morning but our better rain chance moves in with the cold front Friday evening. Wind gusts will be strong at times Friday, as high as 45 mph before winds decrease in the late afternoon through evening and shift to the northwest behind the front. The fast movement of the front will keep our rain amounts low with most areas under a half inch of rainfall. Storms are more likely to our north and east-northeast Texas has a moderate risk of severe weather. The Coastal Bend will be on the tail end of the storms and the risk of severe weather (damaging wind gusts or large hail) is low this far south. Drier, cooler air moves in for Saturday with winds still gusty early in the day, subsiding by Saturday night. Expect abundant sunshine this weekend, low humidity, cool nights and mild afternoons. A warming trend begins again next week before the next cold front arrives early Thursday morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a light shower or sprinkles and lows in the mid to upper 60s as southeast winds contine at 12-20 mph.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, windy and warm with afternoon temperatures reaching the low 70s at the beaches to the lower 80s inland. South-southeast winds of 20-30 mph could gust as high as 45 mph.

Friday Night: Scattered showers and t-storms in the evening, moving out by midnight as winds shift to the northwest at 15-20 mph. Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 50s by morning.

Saturday: Sunny, windy and cooler with afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s and diminishing northwesterly winds late in the day.

Saturday Night: Clear and chilly with lows in the low to mid 30s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 60s and southeast winds at 6-15 mph.