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Last Map Update: Sun, Jan. 22, 2017 at 8:17:14 am CST

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A strong cold which moved through the waters Saturday night will produce very strong winds and wind gusts. Sustained west to Northwest winds of 25 to 30 knots with gusts around 40 knots are expected over the bays and waterways. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 knots with gusts 45 to 50 knots are expected over the gulf waters. The Gale Warning is in effect until 3 PM for the bays/waterways and nearshore waters, and until 10 PM for the offshore waters. Small Craft Advisory conditions will follow the expiration of the Gale Warning. See graphic for other details.
Windy conditions are expected to continue through the afternoon hours today. West to Northwest wind of 20 to 35 mph sustained, with gusts 40 to 50 mph (up to 55 mph possible in a few locations) are forecast. As a result, a Wind Advisory is in effect until 5 PM. Secure loose objects outside which may be blown apart by the wind. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution especially when driving cross wind.
A Red Flag Warning are in effect for all of South Texas today, meaning it will be dangerous to be starting fires or do any burning outdoors day. Windy conditions are expected through the day, with the strongest winds occurring from mid morning through mid afternoon. Also, the very strong winds will interact with a very dry airmass, resulting in a critical to extremely critical fire danger threat across the region. Any wildfires that develop could spread rapidly! Be careful with activities that could cause wildfires! See the graphic for details.
Windy and dry today with cooler temperatures and lots of sunshine. A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning are in effect until 5 PM today due to the high winds and low relative humidity. Highs today will be in the low to mid 70s. Lows tonight will range from the low 40s to near 50 with winds decreasing during the evening and overnight hours.
Dry and warmer with weaker winds Monday. Very warm Tuesday with highs in the 80s. Onshore flow will strengthen as another upper disturbance enters the Southern Plains from the west. Another cold front is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing cooler temperatures and a weak to moderate North to Northeast flow to South Texas for the remainder of the week. The flow is expected to become more easterly by Friday.

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