We’re still watching the area of Sahara Desert dust that has moved off the coast of Africa and is currently traversing the Atlantic Ocean. This area of dust has now made it to the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to cross the Gulf of Mexico, arriving in Texas by Friday.
It’s going to be another warm and steamy day for the Coastal Bend with highs near 90 degrees in Corpus Christi and in the upper 90s for areas out west. The heat index will once again be over 100 degrees during the peak of the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies will continue with the slightest chance of a sea-breeze shower popping up.
Friday: The dust arrives
We’ll finally see that Saharan dust move into the area on Friday which will make the sky a somewhat murky. It could also cause a little irritation for those with allergies. The winds will gradually increase as low pressure starts to deepen to our north. High temperatures will remain in the 90s.
As the Saharan dust moves in, this is going to leave us with a very dry atmosphere, which is not conducive for rain development. A dry, warm, windy, and murky weekend looks to be in the cards for the Coastal Bend.