Feeling more like summer than fall, watching the tropics

Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 18:42:48-04

Although fall has officially begun, the weather pattern is more like summer this week which will keep us in above average temperatures. Showers are possible Tuesday but will be widely scattered. Drier air moves in for Wednesday and Thursday with only a stray shower chance. We are watching a tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 20% chance of development in the next 5 days as it heads west toward the coast of Mexico. Ahead of it, moisture will increase in south Texas from Friday into the weekend which will lead to widely scattered showers and t-storms in the Coastal Bend.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, mild and muggy with lows in the mid 70s to near 80 and southeast winds at 6-10 mph. There is a coastal shower chance toward morning.

Tuesday: A few showers are possible near the coast from morning to noon, shifting inland during the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the mid 90s inland to lower 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s at the beaches with heat indices up to 105 and southeast winds at 8-16 mph.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny and mainly dry, except for a stray shower. Highs will reach the low to mid 90s inland and upper 80s at the beaches with southeast winds at 10-18 mph.