TUESDAY: Isolated late-day showers and storms

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 19:41:56-04

A rare July cold front is sliding through the state of Texas, and some parts of the state are getting a decent cool-down. While the Coastal Bend won’t see a huge change in temperatures, some isolated showers and storms are definitely a possibility.

Tuesday’s forecast

Most of Tuesday won’t be much different than what we saw on Monday, but by the evening we may shake things up a bit. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for Tuesday with high temperatures once again rising to the 90s.

A cold front is north of us in Central Texas, but it’s heading this way. It is expected to spark more widespread rain to our north, but there is definitely the possibility of some isolated showers and storms moving into the Coastal Bend. Most folks will likely miss out on rain, but a few folks will see it.

Wednesday’s forecast

While a few more showers are possible in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, drier air will start to funnel into our atmosphere. This will cut off rain chances, and bring in mostly sunny skies through the end of the work week.

Highs will be in the 90s again as the drier air behind the front allows temperatures to heat up efficiently. The drier air will also cool off more efficiently at night. Assuming winds are light at night, this could result in more unusually cool temperatures during the overnight.

Thursday and Friday

Things stay quiet for the end of the week with warm afternoons and mostly sunny skies. This may change by the weekend, though. We’ll have details on that as we get closer to the weekend.