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Intense heat backs off slightly

Slight rain chances return for late week
High pressure bringing hot weather shifting away from South Texas
Posted at 2:53 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 20:25:47-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A long-lasting upper level ridge that has brought extreme temperatures to the Southern U.S. is beginning to weaken and shift further north, allowing deep layered tropical easterly flow to impact the region with increased clouds, lower temperatures and even slight rain chances by late week.

Enough residual heat and humidity will push heat indices to near 110 degrees again for your Wednesday, but the second half of the week will see a return to near normal temperatures for this time of the year.

It will also see deep tropical moisture flow in from the Gulf of Mexico, allowing more cloud cover and even slight rain chances from weak disturbances.

The best rain chances for the area are still only slight, but occur Friday and Saturday, then again Monday and Tuesday.

Look for highs in the lower 90s, with lows in the middle to upper 70s.