Extreme Heat and Humidity Dominate Area through Midweek; Late Week Storminess Threatens

Heavy rain potential in store for Thursday and Friday
Posted at 3:03 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 19:04:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An abundance of heat and humidity prevails over the Coastal Bend early this week, resulting in heat indices of between 105 and 109 degrees each afternoon.

An upper-level disturbance is expected to develop by midweek, though, and significant rain is likely by late week.

The combination of afternoon heat-index values in the danger zone, and overnight conditions still quite warm and humid, mean special attention should be paid to people at-risk, and to pets who spend their time outdoors.

By late Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms move into the region as an upper-level disturbance deepens over the area.

Storms will become numerous-to-widespread Thursday and Friday, resulting in localized, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

The system lifts northeast, away from South Texas, by the weekend and will leave partly-cloudy skies and warming temperatures.

Highs will be in the 90s, except middle-to-upper 80s on Thursday and Friday.

Lows will linger in the middle-to-upper 70s.