CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — While South Texas bathes in sunny, mild afternoons and generally clear, cool nights yet another powerful hurricane is moving across the western Caribbean Sea.
Here in the Coastal Bend, weak high pressure at the surface and west-to-east flow in the upper atmosphere mean a very quiet week, with only a few stray showers Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures will remain near or slightly below normal for this time of the year, with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and lows from the upper 50s to the lower 70s.
Hurricane Eta is now a dangerous Category 3 storm and still rapidly intensifying. Its slow forward movement will mean torrential rainfall causing massive flash flooding over Nicaragua and Honduras. Where Hurricane Eta goes after making landfall is a great unknown, but if it returns to the Caribbean's warm waters it could re-intensify.