Record Heat Surges into the Coastal Bend

Temperatures Soar into the Middle 90s
Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 19:18:24-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Much drier air swept into South Texas this morning on the heels of a Pacific front, and down-slope warming has dried out the atmosphere, brought extreme heat, and induced dangerous fire weather conditions.

A west wind gusting near 40 miles an hour has dropped humidity to less than 20 percent. The extreme heat will be short lived, however, with a Canadian air mass surging southward overnight and plunging into the Coastal Bend before daybreak Monday.

The Canadian front will send afternoon highs from the middle 90s today to the lower 70s Monday through Wednesday. In fact, morning lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s will mean a light sweater or jacket may be needed the first half of this week.

Skies will be generally clear, however, and no rain chances are anticipated until the end of the work week.

Temperatures return to the lower 80s by the weekend, as well.