Humidity climbs as we head toward the weekend

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 18:57:16-04

Temperatures will be quite warm for the end of the week as the humidity increases. Except for a spot shower, it looks dry through Friday as afternoon temperatures rise into the mid to upper 80s and nights drop into the low to mid 70s. There is a chance of storms Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning as an upper level trough passes through the state. The bulk of the activity will stay north of the Coastal Bend but a few storms are possible and due to very unstable air,  isolated severe storms are possible.  After Sunday morning, our next better chance of rain arrives Tuesday. Medium range forecast models are showing dry weather and building heat for the end of next week and for the Memorial Day Weekend. We’ll keep you posted on the trends for the end of May.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the lower 70s and east winds up to 12 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, very warm and humid with highs near 80 at the beaches and into the upper 80s inland as winds shift to the southeast up to 18 mph.

Friday: It will be breezy and very warm with inland areas reaching the upper 80s to near 90 while temperatures at the beaches stay in the lower 80s. Southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph will gust up to 30 mph at times.

Saturday: Most of the day looks dry but a few storms are possible by late afternoon with the best chance in our northern counties. It will be windy and humid with highs in the upper 80s and southeast winds gusting up to 35 mph.

Sunday: Showers are possible in the morning but most rain will stay to our north. We’ll have a partly sunny and very warm day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 inland and southeast winds at 12-20 mph. The humidity will make temperatures feel like the mid to upper 90s in the afternoon.