Heat comes down slightly while spotty showers return

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 18:58:44-04

A slight change in our weather is on the way with temperatures dropping closer to the 30 year average by the end of the week as the dome of high pressure aloft shifts westward. This will bring temperatures down a few degrees but humidity will still be high as moisture increases from the south. A wave of low pressure with tropical moisture will move north through the Gulf from Thursday through the weekend. It looks like the bulk of the rain with this wave will stay to our east with only spotty showers and t-storms expected in the Coastal Bend each day. Rainfall amounts looks low with totals under a half inch through next Monday. In the tropics, except for a disturbance 400 miles southeast of Nova Scotia, all is quiet in the Atlantic Basin and no tropical cyclone development is expected in the next 5 days.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, warm and humid with lows in the mid 70s well inland to near 80 at the coast and southeast winds at 6-14 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs of 100-103 inland, upper 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s at the beaches. Heat indices will reach 103-109 with southeast winds at 10-18 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a spot shower or storm chance and highs in the upper 90s to near 100 inland, mid 90s in Corpus Christi to the upper 80s at the beaches.