The high pressure area aloft is drifting to the west which will help take the edge off heat a bit as we head into the weekend, bringing our temperatures down closer to 30 year averages. At the same time, a wave of low pressure is moving north through the Gulf which will increase moisture and keep our humidity high. Most of the moisture with this wave is still expected to stay to our north with better rain chances north of Victoria and into Houston. For us, only spot showers are expected with low rainfall amounts. In the tropics, Tropical Storm Chantal is weakening and will fizzle out in the Atlantic, not affecting land. There is also a tropical disturbance over the Bahamas which could slowly strengthen in the next few days as it heads toward the Florida Peninsula.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 70s inland and near 80 at the beaches with southeast winds at 6-13 mph.
Thursday- Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight shower chance and southeast winds at 8-16 mph. Highs will reach the upper 90s to near 100 inland, mid 90s in Corpus Christi and mid to upper 80s at the beaches.
Weekend: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny with a slight shower or t-storm chance and highs in the upper 90s inland, low to mid 90s in Corpus Christi and mid to upper 80s at the beaches. Southeast winds will reach 18 mph in the afternoons and heat indices will reach 102-109.