Coastal Bend Braces For Cold Temperatures This Weekend and Early Next Week

Corpus Christi Marina, Corpus Christi, Texas (Matt Pierce/Getty Images)

Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend are bracing for some of the coldest weather that the area has seen in years and it is expected to hit over the weekend into the early part of next week.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service Office in Corpus Christi say that a strong cold front will move through South Texas tonight with a surge of arctic air arriving over the weekend. Temperatures will be well-below normal with freezing temperatures expected from Sunday morning through Tuesday. Rain chances will increase Thursday and are expected to persist through the weekend. As the colder air arrives, a window for freezing rain and sleet will occur, mainly from Sunday through Monday with a potential for some ice accumulation throughout South Texas.

As usual during these types of events folks are being advised to make preparations for sensitive plants and pets. Exposed water pipes could break—some remember to take care of those as well.

Out on the water forecasters say that winds along the coast are forecast to be out of the north or northeast in the 15-20 mph range this weekend, increasing to 20-20 mph Monday. Interests along the coast will want to watch for the potential for light icing on elevated surfaces, particularly Sunday and Monday.

Be sure to stay weather aware!

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