Heat wave continues with mainly dry weather

Posted at 6:01 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 19:01:41-04

The Coastal Bend has been under heat alerts for the past seven days and there isn't much relief in sight. Although this is typically the hottest part of the summer, our highs have been above where they should be this time of year and that trend looks like it will continue into next week. The only change we'll see this week is a slight drop in temperature as the high pressure area aloft moves west, allowing a weak frontal boundary at the surface to slide south through the state. This will bring scattered showers and t-storms to northern and central Texas, providing some relief from the heat wave there but for us, the effects will be minimal. It's possible we could see a stray shower in the Coastal Bend Thursday and Friday but unfortunately, most areas will remain dry. Temperatures will drop a couple degrees for the end of the work week, only to rebound again this weekend and heat indices will continue to reach 105 or higher each day through the weekend. Looking to the tropics, all is quiet in the Atlantic Basin and no tropical systems are expected to develop in the next 5 days.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s and southeast winds decreasing to 6-13 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with high temperatures reaching near 90 at the beaches to 98 in Corpus Christi and up to 105 well inland. Southeast winds will reach 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Heat indices will climb to 105 at the beaches to 110 in Corpus Christi and up to 116 well inland.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a stray shower chance and highs in the upper 80s at the beaches to 96 in Corpus Christi and 103 well inland. Southeast winds will reach 12-18 mph in the afternoon. Heat indices will climb to 103 at the beaches to 109 in Corpus Christi and up to 114 well inland.