Sweltering week, possible tropical development in the Gulf

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 19:27:05-04

Sweltering heat will continue through the work week with dry days through Thursday. Daily temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s in Corpus Christi, 100-102 well inland and near 90 at the beaches. The humidity will be high, producing heat indices of 105-112 during peak heating. Winds will be breezy Tuesday and Wednesday at 12-20 mph, decreasing Thursday and Friday. We could pick up rain chances by late Friday and Saturday as a tropical system moves toward eastern Texas.

A Tropical Disturbance over Georgia is expected to develop into a circulation over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center gives it an 80% chance of tropical cyclone development in the next 5 days as it moves slowly to the west. It's too early to tell where it will make landfall but at this time, the northwestern gulf near Houston is favored but this is preliminary. As this system tracks west, heavy rain is possible in the northern and eastern gulf. We will watch the trends with this through the week and have updated information. For the Coastal Bend, long periods swells are expected to increase late this week with an increasing rip current risk.