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Oppressive heat through the weekend

Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:09:59-04

We had a few small showers around the Coastal Bend Tuesday which helped keep temperatures down slightly in a few spots but overall, it was another sweltering day. Over the next few days, high pressure aloft will move over Texas and remain stationary into next week. This will dry out the air aloft and produce sinking air motions which will make it difficult for any showers to develop. So, without the help of clouds or rain, we'll have above average temperatures with abundant sunshine and sweltering heat into early next week. The high humidity combined with rising temperatures will produce dangerous heat indices of 105 to 115 each day. Fortunately we'll have a strong breeze as southeast winds increase to 15-25 mph through Saturday.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s and southeast winds at 8-15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a stray shower chance and highs near 90 at the beaches to the upper 90s in Corpus Christi and 100-104 inland. Southeast winds will increase to 15-22 in the afternoon with gusts to 28 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid with high temperatures from near 90 at the beaches to 105 well inland and southeast winds at 15-25 mph, gusting up to 30 mph.