CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Abundant tropical moisture combined with upper-level instability this afternoon to create an environment favorable for heavy rainfall from strong, slow moving thunderstorms. That pattern will persist through most of Friday.
Skies become fair next week.
The atmospheric moisture content is about twice the normal for this time of the year, so the disturbance impacting the region created heavy rain.
That pattern is likely to persist through Friday, and another two-to-three inches of rain is possible.
Rain will end when the disturbance moves north, and away, from the region early Saturday.
By that time, Saharan dust is expected to arrive on the Texas coast.
Skies will become generally fair next week, with highs rising to the lower 90s.