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Warm and Windy with Increasing Humidity but No Rain

Humid Nights and Stuffy but Windy Afternoons
Posted at 1:45 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 20:32:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — High pressure in the upper atmosphere is combining with abundant Gulf moisture in the lower layers to bring warm, humid and windy conditions with no rain through Tuesday.

A pair of cold fronts (Wednesday and Friday) give the only rain chances for the next week.

While the air down where we live will be humid, above the surface the high pressure is pushing down on the atmosphere ("subsidence"), which not only traps the moisture but prevents showers and thunderstorms from developing. This means we will feel the heat and humidity through midweek.

A weak cold front will slide through the ares late Wednesday and bring isolated showers but only brief cooling.

A stronger front arrives Friday afternoon, but again with limited moisture produces only isolated showers. It will, however, pave the way for a more comfortable weekend with lower temperatures and less humidity.

Highs will be in the 80s to lower 90s, with lows in the 70s, cooling to the 60s Friday and Saturday.