Windy weather continues with showers and storms late Wednesday

Much cooler air arrives for New Year's Eve
Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 29, 2020

The windy, mild weather will continue through Wednesday as gusty southerly winds pump in the warm, humid air ahead of a developing storm system. Temperatures will only drop into the 60s again Tuesday night and will reach near 80 Wednesday. There will only be some spot showers and isolated storms during the day Wednesday, becoming more numerous Wednesday evening and overnight.

A strong cold front will move through south Texas by early Thursday morning. An area of low pressure will develop over south Texas Wednesday night which will give us a better chance of rain with possible thunderstorms. There is moderate instability and high wind shear which could cause isolated severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center put the Coastal Bend in a marginal risk of severe storms with damaging winds and large hail the main threats and a low chance of a brief, weak tornado. We'll be monitoring any storms that develop Wednesday night and will have updates as they move through.

Winds will shift to the northwest Thursday morning, ushering in drier and much cooler air. We'll have a chilly, windy New Year's Eve with daytime temperatures in the 50s, dropping through the 40s in the evening and upper 30s by Friday morning.

New Year's Day looks mostly sunny and cool with highs in the lower 60s with lighter northerly winds. We'll slowly warm up this weekend and into next week with mild days and cool nights.