Jun 28, 2013 5:31 AM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña

Record Heat for the Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI - High pressure has dominated our forecast and will continue to do so as we head into the weekend with record highs being challenged on Saturday and Sunday. Good news is that a rare and highly unusual front will stall over South Texas for the end of the weekend and first half of next week and bring temperatures down and rainfall chances up (just slightly).

Today will be the start of near record heat as afternoon highs will hover around 100 degrees. This will tie the record high set back in 1989. Winds will not be bad out of the south-southeast around 10-20mph.

Tonight will be another calm and quiet night with lows falling near the mid to upper 70s and light winds.

Saturday and Sunday will continue the record heat as highs will be near 100-104 degrees each day with respected record highs of 99 on Saturday and 98 on Sunday. Rainfall does begin to pick up late Sunday and into the middle half of next week as a lingering front will provide a focus for a few showers and also move some moisture from the Gulf along the seabreeze. Not looking for a big washout by any means, but some rain is better than none at all. The tropics, all the way to the African continent, remain quiet.

Have a great weekend!


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