CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Upper-level high pressure building across South Texas will bring extreme heat and humidity through Thursday, while Saharan dust returns to the area by midweek.
Air temperatures will climb into the middle 90s, and dewpoints into middle 70s to lower 80s, so heat indices will exceed 110 degrees Wednesday.
NOAA forecasts the Saharan dust to linger through the end of the week, so hazy skies and eye irritation are in store for Coastal Bend residents.
Independence Day will be mostly sunny and very hot, with a high in the middle 90s.
By early next week, the upper-level high responsible for the extreme temperatures moves into the Great Basin.
Deeper tropical moisture and lower temperatures can be expected, and even some rain showers may appear by Tuesday.
Highs will be in the lower-to-middle 90s through the next seven days, with lows in the middle-to-upper 70s.