Tracking Saharan dust and Invest 93-L

Watching activity in the tropics
Posted at 7:05 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 20:05:53-04

The hazy, hot and humid weather continues as the Saharan dust is forecast to stay over south Texas and become thicker Wednesday into Thursday before departing.

The air quality for all of south Texas is forecast to be in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range through Thursday before improving Friday. If you are sensitive to air pollution or have asthma, you may want to stay indoors the next couple days.

There isn’t much of a change in our weather pattern as it looks dry this week with temperatures going up a few degres as we head toward the weekend as the ridge of high pressure aloft strengthens once again.

Nights will be warm and muggy with lows in the low 80s at the coast to the mid 70s inland. Days will continue to be partly cloudy and hot with highs in the upper 90s inland, lower 90s in Corpus Christi and upper 80s at the beaches.

It will be windy again Wednesday with south-southeast winds increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon but Thursday through the weekend, the wind will come down to under 20 mph each day.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, Invest 93-L, which could develop into the tropical depression by later this week as it tracks to the north-northwest. Tropical moisture is forecast to increase along the coast of Mexico, possibly making it into south Texas by early next week as 93-L moves onshore.