The start of August brings hot, humid and dry weather

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 18:56:33-04

With the start of August comes more heat, humidity and dry weather as high pressure aloft remains in place. The trends through mid-August are for above average temperatures and below average rainfall as the weather pattern is not expected to change much. Except for a stray sea breeze shower, it looks dry through the weekend with our afternoon sea breeze picking up to 15 mph from the southeast. Tropical activity usually increases in August through September and as of now there are two tropical disturbances we are watching. One which is affecting the southeastern Bahamas only has a 10% chance of developing in the next 5 days. Another which is in the Atlantic has a 60% chance of development as it heads to the west.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 70s inland to 80 at the beaches and light southeast winds.

Thursday-Friday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with highs near 100 inland, mid 90s around Corpus Christi and upper 80s beaches. Winds will be light in the morning, increasing to 15 mph in the afternoon from the southeast. A stray shower is possible but most areas will stay dry. Heat indices will reach 102-108 in the afternoon.

Weekend: We'll continue with our usual summertime weather which means hot, humid days and muggy nights. Winds will stay under 18 mph each day, making for good fishing or boating conditions. It looks mainly dry except for a stray sea breeze shower.