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Windy weekend with hazy skies

Posted: 7:46 PM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 20:46:16-04
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The dust arrived in our skies on Friday and it will stick around through Sunday. Winds also increased handily as we wrapped up the week. The breeze will stay elevated for Saturday before relaxing for the start of next week.

Saturday’s forecast

Our first day of the weekend is looking very similar to Friday. We’ll watch temperatures climb to the low 90s during the afternoon with heat index values over 100 degrees. It will once again be a breezy day with winds blowing between 20 to 25 mph during the afternoon and gusting over 30 mph at times.

If you’re going to the beach, you should be in pretty good shape. Highs will be in the mid-80s along the immediate coastline with partly cloudy skies. Rip current risk will be moderate, so use caution if you plan to be in the water.

Sunday’s forecast

We basically hit the repeat button for our Sunday. The dust will still be in our atmosphere, leaving us with a hazy sky. However, the winds will weaken a bit—closer to the normal Coastal Bend breeze.

Independence Day forecast

All eyes then turn to July 4th. It looks like a weather system will be moving into the northern Gulf, and moisture will start to increase along with the weather system. This will lead to rain formation somewhere over Texas, the question is where? As of right now it looks like the Coastal Bend could be in for at least some isolated showers, but that chance of rain could change significantly over the days to come. If you have Independence Day plans that could be disrupted by rain, you’ll want to stay tuned as the forecast becomes better defined over the next few days.