Rain chances going down, tropical update

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 18:53:11-04

Rain chances are on a downhill slide with no recovery in sight. We’re going to see a much drier week than what we’ve been used to lately.

Tuesday and Wednesday

We will still have some moisture in the air, which could allow the sea breeze to spark one or two tiny showers. However, we should expect to stay dry since these showers would be extremely small and brief. 

The temperatures will be climbing, with highs in the low 90s for Corpus Christi and a few degrees warmer inland. We’ll keep the partly cloudy skies around, but those skies should become mostly sunny as dry air filters in for the end of the week.

End of the week

The combination of drier air in the atmosphere, high pressure, an increased breeze, and another impulse of that Saharan dust will keep the chance of rain low through the weekend.  As a result, we’ll see a little more sun and an increase in temperatures—closer to the mid-90s.

Tropical update

Beryl is now just a remnant area of showers and storms. However, the National Hurricane Center is still monitoring the area for redevelopment. It currently sits in unfavorable conditions, but by the middle to end of the week, the atmosphere may be a little more favorable for some development. Regardless, it will not be a threat to the Gulf, and it even looks unlikely to be a threat to the East Coast.

Meanwhile, Chris is meandering off the coast of the Carolinas. It is expected to stay offshore and head northeastward toward the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Increased swells and rip currents will be the primary threats along the East Coast.