Brutal heat and humidity to persist over Coastal Bend through the weekend

Heat Advisory today, likely needed again Saturday
Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 17:49:21-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Upper level high pressure continues to repress chance for rain while exacerbating the extreme heat and humidity over the Coastal Bend.

Little change is seen through the weekend, although a weak trough will allow isolated showers on Monday.

Thereafter, the next rain chance will be next Friday.

Stifling heat and humidity will persist through most of next week, with an upper level ridge compressing and warming the atmosphere while trapping Gulf moisture.

Another heat advisory will likely be issued for Saturday. A weak disturbance moving across the region will allow isolated showers on Monday, but after that things dry out through Thursday.

A cold front arrives midday Friday and gives us scattered thunderstorms but only a couple degrees of cooling.

Highs remain in the middle 90s, with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Expect a low Friday night in the middle 70s.