High pressure stays in control, more African Dust by Sunday

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 20:27:15-04

Drying out and warming up—that’s the story for South Texas over the next several days. We’ll see another wave of African Dust move into the region by Sunday.

Thursday’s forecast

We’re still under the influence of high pressure, meaning that the dry and warm weather isn’t going anywhere. Highs will be in the low 90s again, with mostly sunny skies. 

Friday through Saturday

Not much changes through the end of the week. If you’re thinking about the beach or fishing, you should be in good shape—no rain, a breeze, and lots of sun. Just make sure to pack the sunblock. 

Sunday: Arrival of the dust

Remember the African Dust that came into our sky a few weeks ago? We’ll see another potent area of dust move into the area on Sunday. Our skies are likely to be very hazy as we finish up the weekend and start next week.

Tropical update

The National Hurricane Center is still monitoring the area the used to be Hurricane Beryl. It’s currently in the Bahamas, and the conditions are marginally conducive for redevelopment. Regardless of development, there will be no threat to the U.S. as it moves out to sea. 

Meanwhile, Hurricane Chris is shooting off into the North Atlantic never to be heard from again…at least until the name cycles back through the hurricane naming list in six years. However, Chris currently holds the title of the strongest storm in the Atlantic so far in 2018.