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Isolated showers Tuesday, “cool” front Tuesday night

Posted: 8:04 AM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-31 09:04:08-04

Before we get too excited, this “cool” front moving through Texas won’t bring many changes to the Coastal Bend. But we may some slight effects from it, including a chance of rain on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s forecast

For your Tuesday, expect partly cloudy skies with high temperatures once again rising to the 90s.

A cold front will be just to our north for the entire day, but it’s forecast to move through the area overnight. The front may spark a few isolated showers and storms by the afternoon and evening hours, before seeing things quiet down once the front moves through. Most folks will likely miss out on rain, but a few folks will see it.

Wednesday’s forecast

Drier air will be moving into the area on Wednesday. Unfortunately, this won’t totally rid us of the humidity, but it will effectively cut off rain chances and bring us more sunshine 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. While still getting warm, the heat index will be much closer to the actual air temperature because of the lower humidity.

The drier air will also cool off more efficiently at night. With lighter winds expected, this could result in more unusually cool temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Thursday through the weekend

The dry air after the cool front will keep things tranquil, but by the weekend a new surge of moisture will move into the region in addition to somewhat favorable atmospheric conditions which could lead to another chance for rain.