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Last Map Update: Sat, Jan. 21, 2017 at 9:17:11 am CST

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A strong cold front will move into the Gulf of Mexico after midnight tonight. Winds will increase rapidly and with strong pressure rises, gusts in excess of gale force are expected before sunrise Sunday. Sustained northwest winds over most of the Gulf of Mexico will be 30 to 40 knots, with gusts around 50 knots possible. For the bays and waterways, expect winds of 25 to 30 knots and frequent gusts up to 40 knots. As a result, a Gale Warning is in effect for the entire Middle Texas Coastal Waters.
Expect decreasing clouds and very warm conditions today, as a surface trough moves east and a dry, warm westerly wind prevails. Highs today away from the immediate coast will be in the 80s.
A cold front will move through South Texas after midnight, resulting in much drier air and cooler air as well. No rainfall is expected with the front, with mainly clear skies and cooler temperatures. Lows will be in the lower to mid 50s.
A dry cold front will move across South Texas tonight. A cooler and much drier airmass will be behind the front, with windy conditions expected on Sunday. The dry air and low relative humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions on Sunday. As a result, a Fire Weather Watch is in effect for South Texas. A Wind Advisory will likely also be issued on Sunday. See the graphicast for more details. Be careful with any outdoor activities on Sunday which could spark a fire!
A cold front is expected to move across South Texas Saturday night bringing much drier, windy and cooler conditions to South Texas Sunday. Critical to Extreme Fire Weather conditions expected Sunday late morning through afternoon over South Texas. Gale force wind expected over the Bays and Coastal Waters Sunday. Brief Storm Force wind gusts may occur over the Offshore Coastal Waters Sunday Afternoon. Dry with weaker winds Monday. Warmer Tuesday with increasing onshore flow as another upper disturbance enters the Southern Plains from the west. Another cold front is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures to South Texas for the remainder of the week.

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