Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to make landfall in northeast Mexico late Wednesday with heaviest rain and wind south of the border. The tropical moisture wrapping around the system will make it north into the Coastal Bend with showers and t-storms possible Tuesday night through early Thursday. Areas along and south of Corpus Christi have the best chance of rain with rainfall amounts from a half inch to an inch while areas to the north will see less than a half inch with some areas remaining dry. Winds will pick up a bit, coming in from the east-northeast to near 20 mph Wednesday. Also, there is a higher rip current risk with higher swells. Waves will reach 5 feet Wednesday and minor beach flooding is possible. Rain chances decrease Thursday as high pressure aloft builds south into Texas. This will cause our temperatures to rise with above average temperatures from Friday through the weekend and heat indices from 102-109.
Tuesday night: A few showers and t-storms late with lows in the mid 70s well inland to 80 at the beaches and east-northeast winds at 10-16 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and t-storms with the best chance from Corpus Christi southward. Highs will reach the low to mid 90s inland and mid to upper 80s at the beaches with easterly winds at 15-25 mph.
Thursday: Chance of showers and t-storms, best chance south with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 90s well inland and upper 80s at the beaches. East-southeast winds at 8-16 mph.
Friday-Weekend: Mostly sunny, hot and humid with highs near 100 inland and upper 90s Corpus Christi to near 90 at the beaches. Southeast winds will increase from 15 mph Friday to near 20 mph Sunday.