CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A persistent upper level high centered over the Southwestern U.S. is bridging across South Texas and will shift into North Texas by the weekend, bringing the Coastal Bend its hottest days so far this year.
No relief, and no rain, is seen for another week to come.
Afternoon temperatures will gradually rise, reaching the upper 90s by Friday and around 100 by Sunday, with little to no relief seen through the middle of next week.
In addition, with significant humidity lower in the atmosphere, our heat indices will continue in the uncomfortable to hazardous range at between 105 and 114 degrees each afternoon.
Remember to take preventative measures against heat related illnesses: lots of water, light colored and loose fitted clothing, a hat, and places to cool off from time to time.
And also take care of the very young, very old and ill among us; and also remember animals who spend much of their time outdoors.