Hot, sticky weekend, tropics becoming more active

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 18:39:49-04

It's going to be another hot, sticky weekend in the Coastal Bend with afternoon heat indices reaching 103-110 degrees under partly cloudy skies. A spot shower is possible at the beaches early in the day then shifting inland in the afternoon but little to no rainfall is expected. High temperatures will reach the upper 80s to near 90 at the beaches to the mid 90s in Corpus Christi and 100 well inland with southeast winds at 10-18 mph. At the beaches, 3 foot waves are expected Saturday with a low rip current risk. Water temperature is at 86-87 degrees.

In the tropics, a tropical disturbance off the south Florida coast is likely to develop and could become a tropical storm as it travels up the Florida and southeast coast the next few days. There is another disturbance 1300 east-southeast of the Windward Islands which has a 50% chance of development in the next 5 days as it moves to the west-northwest.

Friday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 70s inland to the lower 80s at the beaches. There is a slight shower chance toward morning at the beaches.

Weekend: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny with a spot shower chance at the beaches in the morning and inland in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach 100 inland, mid 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s to near 90 at the beaches with southeast winds at 10-18 mph. Heat indices will reach 103-110 degrees.

Next Week: Mostly sunny with high temperatures from 99-103 inland, upper 90s in Corpus Christi and near 90 at the beaches. Heat indices will reach 103-112 degrees with southeast winds increasing to 15-25 mph Monday and Tuesday.