Persistent upper level high pressure keeps heat blasting

Isolated showers hovering northeast of Coastal Bend
Posted at 3:10 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 18:01:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A large dome of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is nearly stationary over the Southwestern U.S. today, bridging its influence east and southeast through South Texas.

Only a few rain showers dotted the upper coast, and above normal heat and humidity will persist this week.

No significant rain chances are in store for the next week over the Coastal Bend, as the upper level ridge maintains its dominance over our weather pattern.

Meanwhile, a surface trough over the High Plains is increasing the pressure gradient over our region, making for windy conditions through late week.

Expect highs in the middle to upper 90s, with lows from the upper 70s to around 80.