Hot an humid days ahead

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 21:46:29-04

The weekend started off hot in the Coastal Bend, and it looks like more of the same for the workweek ahead.

If you’re going to be outside anytime soon, you’ll need to use extra caution; as high humidity values combined with temperatures in the 90s will lead to dangerous conditions.

On Saturday, temperatures made it up to 89 degrees, but the humidity left by the past week’s rains sent heat indexes over 110 degrees despite breezy conditions. Peak winds hit 30mph.

The forecast for tonight calls for partly cloudy skies, mild conditions and an overnight low around 79 degrees. Wind will continue from the southeast at 15-20mph.

Similar conditions will follow on Sunday with a high around 91 and winds at 15-20mph. Tropical wave activity could bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms on Monday, with a few lingering showers on Tuesday. However, the weather is expected to clear out for the latter half of the workweek.

Daytime highs are expected in the lower 90s, with overnight lows in the upper 70s. However, humidity will continue to persist in the area, leading to higher heat indexes.