Laura devastates Louisiana, but brings virtually no rain to Coastal Bend

Heat advisory this afternoon, likely again Friday
Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 18:36:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Atmospheric models suggested that scattered showers and storms would visit the Coastal Bend today in the wake of Hurricane Laura, but that precipitation remained offshore.

Upper level ridging now caps Laura's moisture and leaves South Texas sweltering in extreme heat and humidity through next week.

A Heat Advisory is likely to be issued again for Friday, as it was for today, with feel-like temperatures near 115 degrees.

The residual moisture from Laura is being capped by upper level ridging the well into next week, preventing rain and generating sweltering conditions.

The only rain chance will be isolated showers Monday as a tropical wave brushes the middle Texas Coast.

Highs will remain in the middle to upper 90s, with lows in the lower 80s.