Warm, humid & breezy days continue as our drought worsens

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 19:12:08-04

Our rainfall deficit continues to grow and the drought continues to worsen. This week's Drought Monitor shows most of the Coastal Bend in a severe drought with extreme drought in Brush Country. We've only had .01" rain officially this month and the dry weather pattern looks like it will continue through much of next week with only sprinkles or brief light rain possible. We are also in a warm, humid pattern as the ridge of high pressure aloft is building into south Texas, keeping the storm track to our north. We'll have mild, muggy nights and warm, humid days through next week with little sunshine and breezy afternoons. Medium range forecast models are showing a trough of lower pressure aloft moving in late next week which will give us a better chance of showers and t-storms by next Thursday and Friday as the warm pattern continues.

Thursday Night: Clouds and light fog with lows in the mid to upper 60s and southeast winds at 10-18 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with highs in the low 70s at the beaches to the lower 80s in Corpus Christi and mid to upper 80s inland. It will be windy in the afternoon with southeast winds up to 25 mph.

Weekend: Mostly cloudy with breezy afternoons and high temperatures in the low 70s at the beaches to the mid to upper 80s inland.