Shrimporee gets the green light as mostly sunny skies continue across the Coastal Bend. An isolated shower can’t be ruled out on Saturday though.
The upper-level ridge of high pressure that has been dominating our weather pattern and keeping us hot and dry is going to become a little less pronounced over the weekend. This may allow for temperatures to fall a degree or two, but highs are still expected to be in the low 90s along the coast and the upper 90s further inland.
In addition, an increase in moisture over the region has allowed for a little more cloud cover to develop. This will continue for the next couple of days, and a brief shower or two can’t be ruled out during the day on Saturday.
As we hit Sunday, the winds will be a bit stronger off the Gulf, but that will only help to make the 90 to 100-degree heat a little more bearable.
The ridge of high pressure will stick around through much of next week as well keeping things on the warm and dry side.
Thursday’s drought update:
With another week of little to no rainfall, the area drought continues to strengthen. All of the local counties have at least some drought, but the most severe levels are the coastal counties. The lakes in the region are also suffering tremendously with Choke Canyon Reservoir now less than 27 percent full.