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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDCRP Received: 2018-11-09 10:46 UTC

FXUS64 KCRP 091046

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
446 AM CST Fri Nov 9 2018

.SHORT TERM (Today through Saturday)...

A strong cold front is currently moving through South Texas, and
will begin moving across the coastal waters shortly. Numerous to
widespread showers with isolated thunderstorms will continue along
and behind the front today into tonight. Activity will increase
across eastern portions of the region this morning with
overrunning moisture along with a passing upper level shortwave. 
The H85 front lagging behind will slowly sag into the region this 
evening, lowering, though not eliminating rain chances across the 
northwest zones overnight. By Saturday a coastal trough will 
develop. Isentropic upglide will bring more overcast skies and 
patchy light rain during the day tomorrow, with the best 
concentration along and near the coastal waters and Coastal Bend.

Today, breezy to windy conditions will develop in wake of the cold
front, bringing a brisk north wind to the region. Temperatures 
will be a little more tricky, with highs likely occurring this 
morning. Persistent cold air advection will bring falling 
temperatures throughout most of the day, dipping into the low to 
mid 50s most locations by the middle of this afternoon. (Don't
forget your coat before you leave this morning!)

Overcast skies and north winds tonight and Saturday will help to
keep the cold conditions ongoing. Lows tonight will stay down in
the upper 40s to lower 50s. Temperatures on Saturday will only
rise a few degrees, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.



A strong cold front moving through the region this morning will
bring SCA conditions to the bays and Gale conditions to the Gulf
waters today through tonight. Very strong north winds with
frequent gusts near 40 knots will occur across the Gulf waters,
and a Gale Warning is in effect from 9 AM this morning through
Saturday morning. Small craft advisories will likely be needed 
the rest of Saturday into Saturday night before a brief gradient 
relaxation. Expect very strong offshore flow to develop in the 
wake of the stronger frontal passage late Monday, with gale 
conditions possible Monday night into Tuesday. 


.LONG TERM (Saturday night through Thursday)...

Extended forecast begins with a rather gray picture as a coastal 
trof and high moisture levels produces lots of clouds and 
intermittent showers, with highest rain chances east and northeast. 
Models continue to advertise a stronger impulse pushing out onto the 
Plains on Monday, driving a stronger cold front through the Coastal 
Bend. This will once again produce deteriorating marine conditions, 
and depending on exact timing, may lead to steady or falling 
temperatures Monday afternoon.

The coldest weather of the season to date is expected behind this 
significant front. As skies clear Tuesday morning and again on 
Wednesday, morning lows will dip well into the 30s. Future forecasts 
will need to analyze chances for patchy frost in typically cooler 
areas of the Victoria Crossroads west to the brush country. A 
gradual warmup looks likely toward the end of the week despite 
continuing northeast surface flow as abnormally cool air mass 
gradually gets modified.


Corpus Christi    63  51  57  51  65  /  80  50  40  30  30 
Victoria          57  47  56  47  61  /  80  30  20  30  30 
Laredo            60  49  55  48  62  /  70  40  20  20  10 
Alice             61  50  55  48  62  /  80  50  30  20  30 
Rockport          63  51  59  52  65  /  80  50  30  40  40 
Cotulla           58  49  54  46  60  /  70  30  10  10  10 
Kingsville        63  51  57  50  64  /  80  60  30  30  30 
Navy Corpus       66  55  60  56  67  /  80  70  40  40  40 


GM...Gale Warning from 9 AM this morning to 9 AM CST Saturday For the 
     following zones: Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port 
     Aransas out 20 NM...Coastal waters from Port Aransas to 
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Waters from Baffin Bay 
     to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from Port Aransas 
     to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM.

     Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM CST Saturday For the following 
     zones: Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas...
     Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor.

     Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM CST this morning For the 
     following zones: Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port 
     Aransas out 20 NM...Coastal waters from Port Aransas to 
     Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM.