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Few Showers Tonight; Big Rain Potential for Next Week

Heavy Rainfall Main Threat Sunday Night and Monday
Stormy week ahead
Posted at 2:36 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 20:53:52-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Hot, hazy and humid but generally rain-less conditions this week give way to a major pattern shift that will mean abundant rainfall next week. Between 2 and 5 inches of rain may fall between Sunday and next Saturday.

The upper level ridge that has been trapping low level moisture, increasing afternoon temperatures and creating a soup of hot, humid air will give way to a series of disturbances in the coming days.

Showers and thunderstorms developing tonight over the Sierra Madre will weaken as they approach the Brush Country of South Texas, with only a few showers making it into the Coastal Bend after midnight.

A stronger disturbance will develop into a cut-off upper low pressure area Sunday night. It will meander around the Lone Star State most of next week, giving repeated periods of showers and thunderstorms, with potential for heavy rain.

The Coastal Bend will see best rain potential Sunday night into early Monday, again Tuesday evening into Wednesday, and next Saturday.

Increased cloud cover and periods of rain will keep highs in the 80s and lows in the lower 70s.