Perfect beach weather this weekend

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 20:15:36-04

The beaches are sure to be packed this weekend with almost ideal weather conditions in place across the Coastal Bend.

The weekend

We’ll see sunny skies with some passing clouds and temperatures in the low 90s for both Saturday and Sunday. The breeze will pick up late Saturday, but the weather will be very typical for summertime in South Texas. It will be a little warm, but this will be a great weekend to head to the beach.

Throughout the entire weekend, we could see a stray shower or two pop up, but they would be small and brief. You might be the lucky one that gets a quick shot of rain, but otherwise, we’ll see plenty of sun.

Full moon and Mars

At night, a nearly full moon and the planet Mars will be in our skies. This will be the case even through next week. Mars will be the brightest that we’ve seen it in 15 years, and it won’t be this bright again until 2035. Watch for it in the general vicinity of the moon as a very bright “star” with an orange tint. However, it just won’t be a star; it’s Mars.

In order to get a good glimpse of it, you’ll want to be in areas with limited to no light pollution.

Chance of rain next week

By the start of next week, a weak cold front will move into north Texas. Unfortunately, there will be nothing “cold” about this front, but it may create some rain chances by Tuesday and Wednesday. The chance for rain will not be great, but some isolated showers and storms will be possible. The Action 10 Weather Team will be watching this over the weekend for you, but for now, just enjoy the beautiful weather.