Heat and humidity to persist through work week

Heat indices 105-110 on Tuesday afternoon
Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 21:28:17-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The combination of a strong surface pressure gradient and upper level high pressure will maintain windy, very humid conditions through midweek.

While winds relax later in the week, the heat marches on through the holiday weekend with little to no rain chances.

At a minimum, triple-digit heat indices will prevail each afternoon, and may exceed 110 degrees in some locales.

The strong pressure gradient is being caused by an intense low-pressure area in the Central Plains, which will move into the Midwest by late week.

That motion will ease our winds but not the heat and humidity.

Furthermore, the close proximity of the upper level high will mean little to no chance of rainfall through the holiday weekend.

A weak disturbance does approach Southeast Texas Saturday and Sunday, but any shower and thunderstorm activity will remain northeast of the Coastal Bend.

Expect highs in the lower 90s, with lows from the upper 70s to around 80.