More heat, humidity and a chance of rain

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 19:24:56-04

Our daily heat, humidity and wind repeats itself Friday and into the weekend with the main difference this weekend being less wind. There isn't much change until next week when the dome of high pressure aloft shifts to the west, allowing a surface cold front to push south through Texas from Monday through Wednesday. This front won't have much cool air with it but could produce enough lift to cause some showers and t-storms to form. The better chance of rain stay north of the Coastal Bend but isolated showers aren't ruled out for Monday and Tuesday here. Our best chance of getting some rain is from Tuesday night into Wednesday but even if the showers develop, rain amounts are likely to stay under a half inch. Temperatures will come down slightly with more cloud cover for mid-week but will quickly come back up by the end of the week as high pressure aloft strengthens.

Thursday Night: We'll have another muggy and partly cloudy night with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s and a southeast wind at 7-14 mph.

Friday: Morning clouds will clear to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon with high temperatures reaching near 90 at the beaches to the upper 90s to 100 well inland. Humidity will produce heat indices up to 104-109 in the afternoon and southeast winds will increase to 15-23 mph. At the beaches, 3 foot waves are expected Friday with a moderate rip current risk.

Weekend: We'll continue to have some morning clouds which thin out in the afternoon and hot, humid weather. Southeast winds will reach 20 mph Saturday afternoon but will be lighter Sunday, staying under 18 mph.