Humidity stays high as rain chances increase this weekend

Posted at 5:43 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 18:43:59-04

The humidity will stay high through the weekend as temperatures stay slightly above average for this time of year. As the ridge of high pressure aloft weakens, we will have a spot shower or t-storm chance through Saturday but most areas will stay dry. Waves of low pressure will move through south Texas Sunday through Tuesday, causing the air to be more unstable and giving us a better chance of showers and t-storms. At this time, it looks like they will be more widespread Monday, giving us our best chance of rain. Forecast models estimate that we'll see one to three inches of rain total from Sunday through next Wednesday. This could change depending on where the upper low ends up but right now, rain looks likely to start the week.

Tonight: Increasing low clouds and warm with lows in the mid to upper 70s and southeast winds at 10-18 mph.

Thursday-Friday: Partly cloudy and humid with highs in the mid 90s inland to low 80s coast and heat indices peaking at 100-108 in the afternoon. Southeast winds will increase to near 20 mph in the afternoon.There is a spot shower or t-storm chance.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and humid with an isolated shower or t-storm possible. Highs will reach the mid 90s inland to the low 80s beaches with southeast winds at 12-22 mph.

Sunday: Widely scattered showers and t-storms with highs near 80 beaches to near 90 inland and southeast winds at 10-20 mph.