Sweltering heat continues through the weekend

Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 19:08:13-04

The heat wave continues through the weekend with above average temperatures and heat indices over 105 in the afternoons as southeast winds increase to 15-25 mph under mostly sunny skies. At the beaches Saturday, winds will increase to 23 mph in the afternoon with 3 foot waves and a moderate rip current risk. Bays will be choppy and seas will come up to 3-5 feet by Sunday.

The high pressure area aloft is forecast to slowly shift to the west next week which will allow temperatures to fall closer to normal by the end of the week, giving us some relief. Also, medium range forecast models are showing a tropical wave developing near the Bay of Campeche and moving north, sending moisture into south Texas by next Thursday and Friday with a chance of rain. We'll keep watching the trends and will have updates.

Friday Night: Lows will drop into the upper 70s inland to the lower 80s at the beaches with partly cloudy skies and southeast winds at 10-18 mph.

Weekend: Mostly sunny, hot, humid and windy with high temperatures from near 90 at the beaches to the upper 90s in Corpus Christi and 100-105 inland. Heat indices will reach 105 at the beaches to 114 well inland as southeast winds increase to 15-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Next Week: Mostly sunny through Tuesday with above average temperatures. Winds will come down to under 20 mph by mid-week. We'll have a slight chance of rain Thursday and Friday.