Jul 8, 2013 5:35 AM by Meteorologist Juan Acuña
CORPUS CHRISTI - The weak tropical wave in the western Gulf has caused less than impressive rains for us here in South Texas the last 24-36 hours. We can look for a few showers for the first half of the day along the coast before everything begins to move inland as the upper level low moves west.
Today will be partly to mostly cloudy with a few morning showers and thunderstorms along the coast and shifting inland throughout the day. As peak heating of the day occurs, a few more thunderstorms are possible, but should begin to dissipate later in day to partly cloudy conditions. Highs will reach the middle to upper 90s over the Coastal Bend with winds out of the SE around 10-20mph and gusting.
Tonight will be partly cloudy and quiet with lows falling into the upper 70s with only a few showers off in the Gulf.
Tropical Storm Chantal has formed over the western Atlantic over the weekend and is moving rapidly towards the Lesser Antilles at 26mph. Chantal looks to aim at Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before turning to the northwest around the Bermuda high and skim the sunshine state of Florida and not play any part in our weather in South Texas. We will dry out here as high pressure takes over and temperatures move back into the upper 90s.