Jun 27, 2013 5:33 AM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
CORPUS CHRISTI - Temperatures these past few days have been brutal with afternoon highs close to or surpassing the century mark. Residents are urged to drink plenty of water and seek shaded spots frequently if outdoor activity is planned.
Today will be another round of sunshine and high heat index values around 105-109 degrees. Afternoon highs will top out around 99 degrees here in the city with inland regions around 100-104. Winds will calm down a bit from previous days but still be on the breezy side around 10-20mph out of the southeast.
It will be a relatively calm and quiet night tonight with lows falling into the upper 70s under mostly clear skies.
In the extended, our dome of high pressure will begin to shift northwest into the Rockies and winds will continue to relax and dewpoints will slightly drop. This lack of moisture will allow temperatures to soar well into the 100s for most of the weekend and have nighttime lows drop into the upper 70s. Believe it or not, a weak front looks to push just north of our area and may bring a few showers late in the weekend and early next week. Activity will be isolated though and most of us will be missed. Tropics are all quiet.