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Onshore Flow Increasing Humidity, but Rain Will Have to Wait

Windy and Warm Tuesday, Thunderstorms Wednesday
Posted at 2:42 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 21:06:50-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — A gusty southeast wind is returning Gulf moisture to the Coastal Bend, and a midweek cold front promises scattered but brief thunderstorms. Summer-like heat returns for the end of the week.

High pressure over the Deep South is bringing onshore flow to the Texas coast, including the Coastal Bend, and that is raising humidity levels.

Expect a mild and humid night, a windy and warm afternoon, and even a few showers for your Tuesday.

A cold front enters the State late Tuesday and induces widespread thunderstorms. Those storms will form into a squall line over East Texas Tuesday night, then move south through the middle Texas coast Wednesday morning. At this time, the bulk of the heavier rain will be along the immediate coast, but there is some uncertainty and residents are advised to keep abreast for updates.

Skies clear and temperatures moderate for your Thursday, then warm again Friday and Saturday as an upper level ridge moves across the area.

No additional rain is expected through Monday of next week. Highs will be in the 80s to lower 90s, with lows in the middle 70s, except for upper 60s Wednesday and Thursday.