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Spotty showers possible through the weekend

Posted at 6:10 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 19:56:32-04

We'll have a chance of spotty showers and isolated t-storms each day through the weekend as a tropical wave moving through the western Gulf increases our atmospheric moisture slightly. At the same time, the dome of high pressure aloft has moves away from us which will make it easier for rain to develop.

The rain will be "hit and miss" each day with morning coastal showers moving inland during the afternoon.

Overall rainfall through Monday is forecast to stay under a third of an inch which is unfortunate considering our expanding drought.

All of the Coastal Bend is currently in a moderate to severe drought as our rainfall deficit increases.

Corpus Christi is six and a half inches below average for the year and has officially only seen eight hundredths of an inch of rain so far this month. In the tropics, a tropical disturbance off the south coast of Florida could further develop as it moves up the southeast coast but will not affect us. Otherwise, all is quiet for now.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 70s inland and low 80s at the coast with southeast winds at 6-12 mph. There is a chance of a shower at coast by sunrise.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a spot shower chance and high temperatures near 100 well inland, mid 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s beaches. Heat indices will reach 103-109 in the afternoon with southeast winds up to 18 mph.

Weekend: Partly cloudy with a spot shower chance each day and high temperatures in the upper 90s to near 100 well inland, mid 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s beaches. Heat indices will reach 103-109 in the afternoon with southeast winds up to 18 mph.