CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Upper-level instability and moisture that exacerbated Monday's heavy rain in the Coastal Bend is absent today and Wednesday, so only isolated showers are expected.
Summer-like heat the rest of the week will predominate, but that all depends on the path of Tropical Storm Cristobal.
Upper-level high pressure gradually is heating up and drying the atmosphere over South Texas, so the only mechanism to produce rain the next couple of days will be a sea breeze.
Scattered showers this afternoon will become only isolated Wednesday, then disappear Thursday through the first of next week.
Afternoon temperatures, meanwhile, will gradually climb into the middle 90s by early next week.
This scenario completely is dependent upon Cristobal's ultimate path, currently becoming better organized in the southern Bay of Campeche.
For now, it appears the storm will track toward the Louisiana coast by early next week.
That path will leave the Middle Texas coast dry and hot.
Any shift of that path to the west will mean more impact for the Coastal Bend.