Weekend rain, tropics come to life

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 18:48:14-04

The chance for rain continues through the weekend, but don’t expect it to be a total washout. Some of your plans will go on without a hitch. You might just have to take a break for a passing shower. 

Saturday and Sunday

Our weather pattern will still support rainfall even over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday both look to offer scattered showers throughout the day. As has been the case, our atmosphere will be loaded with moisture, meaning that any rain that falls will be heavy. Don’t expect a total washout for the weekend, though. You’ll probably have to spend a little time indoors as occasional showers and storms pass by.

Starting next week

We’ll start to see the rain chances taper off by the start of the week. As a result, temperatures will climb a few degrees higher into the lower 90s. We’ll also see the typical Coastal Bend breeze return to the area.

Tropical update

The Atlantic hurricane season has sprung to life as Hurricane Beryl and newly formed Tropical Depression Three have formed. As of Friday evening, Beryl was a hurricane with 80 mph winds. It is still expected to strengthen a little more before reaching high wind shear, which is a typical detriment to hurricanes. High wind shear lies ahead of Beryl, but the fact that the storm has gotten so strong will allow it to last a little longer in the face of the high wind shear. 

Beryl is still expected to succumb to the wind shear as it moves through the Caribbean islands. However, gusty winds and heavy rain will still impact the islands. Because Beryl is so small, the impacts will not be widespread or extending over great distances. This storm is still not forecast to affect Texas.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Three has formed off the coast of the Carolinas. It will likely become Tropical Storm Chris over the next day, however it won’t be moving much. The forecast for TD Three calls for it to meander off the East Coast through the start of the week, before moving out to sea. As of now, it looks like the only impacts will be some higher waves and beach impacts for the East Coast.