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Rain chances diminish tonight, but return later in week

Abundant moisture, instability help late-week rain
Category 1 Sally Pounds Northern Gulf Coast
Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 17:56:29-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — While mostly cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures accompany scattered showers over the Coastal Bend, Hurricane Sally hammers Northern Gulf Coast with extreme rain and wind.

Only isolated showers can be expected here midweek, but more rain and storms return on Thursday and Friday.

We will see only isolated showers Wednesday as a weak disturbance moves west and out of the Coastal Bend.

More widespread showers and thunderstorms will invade the region Thursday and Friday as an upper air trough moves slowly southeast through South Texas.

After only isolated thunderstorms over the weekend, a tropical wave returns significant rainfall for Monday and Tuesday.

Highs will remain in the upper 80s to lower 90s, while lows dip into the lower to middle 70s.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Sally continues to pound the Gulf coast from Louisiana through Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with torrential rain, coastal flooding and hurricane force winds.

The storm is moving slowly, and record rainfall already is in progress.