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Coastal Bend marginally at risk for severe storms Wednesday

Heat, humidity dominate weather Tuesday, but storms loom for Wednesday
Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 19:38:58-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Strong onshore wind ahead of a cold front is making for a very warm, steamy afternoon in the Coastal Bend, but that front arrives Wednesday with thunderstorms and brings a brief cooling trend.

Heat and humidity return for the weekend.

The scenario begins with strong-to-severe storms over East and Southeast Texas this afternoon, some of which are mandating tornado warnings and flash-flood warnings south of Houston.

The impact of the front on the Coastal Bend will take place Wednesday, when storms traverse the area around daybreak.

Drier air sweeps into the region behind the cold front, which should arrive mid-morning Wednesday, with cooler nights and a mild Thursday upcoming.

Much warmer air returns for the weekend, with rain chances returning by Tuesday of next week.

Highs will be in the middle 80s to lower 90s.

Lows will be in the 70s, except middle 60s Wednesday night and Thursday night.