Cold front to lower temperatures next week

It is time to get your sweaters and jackets out of storage.

The National Weather Service announced Friday that confidence is growing in a cold front arriving Monday. The front could potentially drop temperatures into the 60s by Tuesday morning and upper 50s by Wednesday morning, the weather service said.

“Northerly winds behind the front may create additional marine hazards, including a rough surf, tidal run-up, and potential gale conditions,” the National Weather Service said in a press release.

“Showers and thunderstorms are possible along the frontal boundary Monday afternoon into Monday night, with dry conditions arriving behind the front into mid week.”

The potential impacts include strong winds behind the front expected along the coast and across Gulf of Mexico waters.

A wind advisory may be needed along coastal counties Monday night into Tuesday morning. Further inland, expect breezy to gusty northerly winds Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, the press release reads. NWS said another round of minor coastal flooding at the beach is possible, especially into and between high tide cycles on Tuesday.

“This could begin as early as late Monday evening and continue into Tuesday afternoon before receding by Wednesday. After the erosion experienced over the past several days, sensitive areas could become eroded further during the peak of this event, Tuesday morning,” the press release reads.”

“At the very least, a Coastal Flood Statement will likely be needed. A Coastal Flood Advisory may be needed for Tuesday morning.”

Winds along the coast and offshore may increase to 20 to 30 mph, with higher gusts across Gulf waters, behind the front Monday night through Tuesday morning. Occasional gale force gusts or a brief period of gale conditions are possible.

“Waves/Seas/Swell will build into Tuesday morning, and could reach 7-10 feet or more, especially across offshore waters beyond 20 nautical miles,” the press release reads. Showers and thunderstorm are also possible northwest to southeast across Deep South Texas with the frontal boundary Monday afternoon into Monday night.