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Drying out and heating up this weekend

Isolated showers are still expected Saturday
Posted at 5:38 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 19:20:06-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas  — We're finally drying out as the low-pressure area is moving out and high pressure is building for the weekend.

Rainfall totals since Monday are impressive with Rockport getting more than 18 inches of rain and more than 13 inches in Port Aransas and 12 inches on the south side of Corpus Christi.

As moisture gradually decreases, we'll still have isolated showers Friday night through Saturday but dry weather is expected Sunday under partly cloudy skies.

Temperatures will reach the upper 80s to 90 Saturday with heat indices at 102-105 in the afternoon while Sunday looks hotter, reaching the low 90s with heat indices as high as 108.

Winds will come in from the south-southeast all weekend at up to 18 mph. Nights will drop into the upper 70s.

There continues to be a moderate rip current risk Saturday with waves at 4-5 feet. Beachgoers are advised to use caution if entering the water and pay attention to the beach flag warning system.