Sweltering weekend ahead

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 19:29:53-04

Record heat is possible again Saturday as winds stay light and out of the north, allowing temperatures to soar. Clouds will move in periodically on the backside of Barry this weekend and could produce an isolated shower Sunday. Heat indices will continue to climb to 105 to 110 each afternoon as temperatures reach the upper 90s to 102 inland and near 90 at the beaches. Winds will come back around to the southeast Sunday into Monday as our onshore flow increases, causing breezy days early next week. Above average temperatures will continue with mainly dry weather next week as the dome of high pressure aloft dominates our weather.

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to turn into a hurricane briefly before making landfall early Saturday morning on the central Louisiana coast. 10-20 inches of rain and a storm surge up to 6 feet will lead to dangerous, life threatening flooding over portions of the central Gulf Coast into the lower Mississippi valley this weekend. The Coastal Bend won't be affected by the storm except for tropical clouds moving in and a slight increase in the waves and higher rip current risk.