A heat wave is in progress as high pressure aloft strengthens and remains anchored overhead, giving us hotter than usual temperatures in the Coastal Bend. The onshore flow will keep our humidity high which will bump our heat indices to near 105 at the beaches and up to 115 degrees inland. Heat Advisories will likely be issued each day through the weekend due to this dangerous heat. Remember to avoid strenuous activity, take frequent breaks if working outside and stay hydrated, avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Fortunately we'll have a good breeze blowing each day as our sea breeze increases in the afternoons. Southeast winds at 15-25 mph will continue Thursday and Friday, decreasing as we head through the weekend. Medium range forecasts show above average temperatures and below average rainfall through August 21st.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, warm and muggy with lows in the upper 70s inland to low 80s at the beaches and southeast winds at 9-16 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny with highs near 90 at the beaches to the upper 90s in Corpus Christi and 100-105 well inland. Southeast winds will increase to 15-25 mph in the afternoon.
Friday- Weekend: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 at the beaches to the upper 90s to 100 in Corpus Christi and 100-105 well inland. Heat indices will climb as high as 115 degrees inland.