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Generally hot and dry through weekend; eyes on TD 14 for next week's rain chances

Tropical Depression 14 identified by NHC
Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:48:26-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The tropics are heating up considerably, with two tropical storms likely to be named later today and another system emerging from western Africa. Still, generally hot and dry conditions are expected for the Coastal Bend through the weekend.

Next week's rain chances depend on the ultimate track of TD #14. For now, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) projects the storm system to make landfall somewhere on the extreme Upper Texas Coast, but the cone of uncertainty at this time is quite large.

That means the ultimate landfall could be anywhere from the Middle Texas Coast to the mouth of the Mississippi. The intensity of the storm will be limited by wind shear during its latter stages of development. Because the system is projected to move east and northeast of the Coastal Bend, at this time rainfall potential for next week is limited, with showers and thunderstorms scattered Monday through Wednesday.

Highs in the middle 90s through Sunday will drop to the lower 90s during Monday through Wednesday time frame. Lows will remain in the middle 70s.