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Scattered storms Father’s day, but no wash out

Posted: 7:21 PM, Jun 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-15 20:21:11-04

The long-anticipated chances for rain in our forecast have been pushed back a bit as the surge of moisture associated with a tropical wave entering the Gulf is taking its time getting to the Coastal Bend. The widespread rain is not expected until the beginning of next week, but we may still see some scattered showers on Sunday.

Saturday: Isolated showers, otherwise partly cloudy

We may see a few isolated showers on our Saturday, but it won’t be much different than what we saw on Thursday or Friday. Sea breeze showers will move inland during the afternoon. We’ll see highs near 90 degrees with a steady breeze throughout the day.

If you have plans to head to the beach, don’t let the chance of rain stop you. It will by no means be a washout day. For both Saturday and Sunday mornings, we could see some elevated tides on Mustang Island.

Father’s Day: Scattered showers, but no wash out

Sunday’s rain will likely be a little more scattered than Saturday’s, but once again, it won’t washout your Father’s Day plans. If you have plans to be outside, you might just want to make sure you have somewhere to go if a shower or two pop up. Beyond that, expect partly cloudy skies with a high near 90 degrees.

Monday through Wednesday: Rain likely

The deep surge of tropical moisture will finally stop dawdling over the Gulf by the start of next week. It will make its way inland bringing widespread rain and the potential for heavy downpours.

The National Hurricane Center has given this tropical wave a low chance of development, but that doesn’t mean that development is impossible. We have to remember a couple of things. First, it’s June — hurricane season. Second, the Gulf water is nice and warm. This means we can’t let our guard down. While this threat is low, and doesn’t appear serious at the moment, we need to take this time to make sure we’re all prepared. We’ve got five and a half months left in hurricane season, so being prepared will never hurt.

Stay with Action 10 throughout the weekend as we continue to watch the forecast evolve.