Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas Marine Forecast
|Rest Of Today...Southeast Wind 5 To 10 Knots. Bays Smooth.|
|Tonight...Southeast Wind Around 10 Knots Shifting South After Midnight. Bays Slightly Choppy To Occasionally Choppy. A Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Evening. Patchy Fog In The Evening. Areas Of Fog After Midnight.|
|Wednesday...Southwest Wind 10 To 15 Knots Becoming North 15 To 20 Knots In The Afternoon. Bays Choppy To Occasionally Rough. Patchy Fog In The Morning.|
|Wednesday Night...North Wind 20 To 25 Knots. Bays Choppy To Rough.|
|Thursday...Northeast Wind 15 To 20 Knots. Bays Choppy To Occasionally Rough.|
|Thursday Night...Northeast Wind 10 To 15 Knots. Bays Slightly Choppy To Occasionally Choppy.|
|Friday...North Wind 10 To 15 Knots Shifting Southeast In The Afternoon. Bays Slightly Choppy To Occasionally Choppy.|
|Friday Night...Southeast Wind 15 To 20 Knots Becoming South 10 To 15 Knots After Midnight. Bays Choppy.|
|Saturday...South Wind 10 To 15 Knots Becoming Southeast 15 To 20 Knots In The Afternoon. Bays Choppy.|
|Saturday Night...Southeast Wind Around 20 Knots. Bays Choppy To Occasionally Rough.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
651pm CDT Sunday September 25 2022
(Tuesday through next Saturday) Issued at 241pm CDT Sunday September 25 2022
- Hazardous seas, minor coastal flooding, and an increased risk of rip currents Tuesday through Friday.
Surface high pressure and ridging aloft in wake of the front will cause dry conditions and cooler low temperatures through the weekend. Sunny skies during the day will keep highs near normal, from the upper 80s to lower 90s. Clear skies and calm nigheights will lead to efficient radiational cooling, with lows ranging from the upper 50s over portions of the Coastal Plains to around 70 along the coast through the week.
Wave heigheights and swell periods will begin to increase as early as Wednesday morning with the National Hurricane Center projecting what is now Tropical Storm Ian to enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico as a major hurricane. Swell periods between 10 to 15 seconds are expected Wednesday evening through Thursday evening before decreasing Friday. These long swell periods will likely push water to the dunes and cause minor coastal flooding across the Middle Texas Coast. Wave heigheights of around 10 feet and occasionally higher will cause hazardous seas Wednesday night through Thursday night.
Beach goers and mariners of South Texas should pay close attention to Tropical Storm Ian and future forecasts. A shift to the west will increase impacts along the coast and over the waters, whereas a shift to the east would lessen.
Issued at 241pm CDT Sunday September 25 2022
Isolated showers and storms will continue over the waters this afternoon with activity tapering off through the evening hours. A frontal boundary will move into the waters through the day Monday providing a weak to moderate offshore flow. Isolated convection is possible again Monday with some activity lingering overnight into Tuesday. Northeasterly winds will strengthen overnight Monday with brief Small Craft Advisory conditions possible. Drier air will move into the coastal waters Tuesday as high pressure builds into the region and provides a moderate northeasterly flow. Small Craft Advisory conditions will be possible Wednesday morning through early Friday morning as wave heigheights build to around 10 feet across the western Gulf of Mexico. Wave heigheights and periods are expected to subside Friday into the weekend.
NOAA Corpus Christi TX Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories