CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With upper-level high pressure directly overhead today, expect another 100-degree afternoon but a tad less humidity, and that is the prospect the next few days before Gulf moisture returns. This scenario means afternoon air temperatures from the middle 90s to around 100 degrees, with heat indices of between 110 and 114 degrees.
With additional humidity this weekend, heat index values return to 115 to 120.
Overnights will be a bit less stuffy, though, with lows in the upper 70s to around 80 accompanying a gusty southeasterly wind exceeding 30 mph at times.
With the upper-level high re-positioned over the Deep South early next week, conditions become more favorable for rain chances. Moisture deepens vertically in the atmosphere and the high does not inhibit vertical development as much. We may see a few showers begin to appear Monday and Tuesday. Let us keep our fingers crossed.
In the tropics, the remnants of Cindy will drift northward toward Bermuda with a low chance of redevelopment. Two systems in the Eastern Pacific have good chances to become tropical cyclones but neither poses a threat to the U.S.