Torrential rains soak Coastal Bend, flooding farmland and low-water crossings

Tropical rainfall moving north away from Coastal Bend
Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 18:07:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An upper-level disturbance moving northward across South Texas on Friday brought widespread, heavy rain from numerous thunderstorms, but now is moving away from the region.

In its wake, Saharan dust will envelop the area for several days.

Hot, hazy conditions are expected next week.

Friday's storms deposited 1-to-2 inches of rain over most of the area, but torrential rainfall early between Orange Grove and Beeville totaled up to 5 inches.

In the wake of the rains, Saharan dust arriving late Friday will linger in the atmosphere through the weekend, and into early next week.

Meanwhile, upper-level high pressure builds across the Southern U.S., and the combination of these factors will create hot, hazy, and humid afternoons with warm, humid nights.

Heat indices will reach 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon next week.

Only isolated sea-breeze showers can be expected.

Afternoon air temperatures will warm from the upper 80s on Saturday to the lower 90s next week. Lows will remain in the upper 70s.