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Hot & sticky this week

Posted at 5:18 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 18:18:07-04

The hot, sticky weather will continue through Friday as a ridge of high pressure aloft remains over south Texas. Humidity will be high with dew points in the mid to upper 70s, keeping our nights muggy. Days will start with low clouds and turn partly to mostly sunny with increasing southeast winds up to 25 mph. A spot shower is possible Thursday and Friday but most area will stay dry. A trough of low pressure aloft will move in from the west this weekend, bringing rain chances back to the Coastal Bend. Showers and storms will be isolated Saturday but widely scattered Sunday. Our best chance of rain comes from Memorial Day through Wednesday as a wave of low pressure meanders across south Texas before departing late Wednesday. This will also bring our temperatures down a bit for the first half of next week.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows in the low to mid 70s inland and upper 70s coast with south winds at 10-18 mph.

Wednesday: Early low clouds then mostly sunny, hot and humid with highs in the upper 90s to 100 inland, low 90s in Corpus Christi and low 80s beaches and southeast winds at 12-25 mph. Heat indices will reach 100-108 inland.

Thursday: Morning low clouds with a spot shower chance and a partly cloudy afternoon with highs in the upper 90s inland to the low 80s beaches and southeast winds at 12-25 mph.

Friday: Morning low clouds with a partly cloudy afternoon and isolated shower or storm chance. Highs will reach the mid to upper 90s inland to the low 80s beaches with southeast winds at 12-25 mph.