Rain remains in the forecast through the weekend

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 17:18:41-04

The tropical wave that brought us some rainfall for the 4th of July is now off to our west and over Mexico.  Additional shower and thundershower activity associated with another tropical wave migrating from east to west through the Gulf of Mexico will keep chances for additional rainfall in the forecast.

There were some locations yesterday that picked up some locally heavy rain around 3-5+ inches.  The average was right around half an inch to 1.5 inches for central and northern counties.  Unfortunately, not much fell in our southern counties.  A decent amount of rain fell at Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir along with a decent amount out in the watershed.  Though, it was not overly impressive to help lift combined levels out of water restriction status.  On the bright side, hopefully the additional rainfall opportunity will fall in the watershed because every little bit will help!

Tonight will be mainly cloudy and muggy with scattered thundershowers increasing towards early morning.  Winds will be light and variable, except around rain where they could temporarily gust around 30-40mph.

Scattered to numerous showers and thundershowers is in the forecast for Friday as the next tropical wave moves closer to land.  Locally heavy rainfall will again be possible and some localized flooding may occur with the additional 2-4 inch rains that could fall under the heavier activity.  Residents are urged to use caution and avoid driving through flooded streets.  Highs will only top the upper 80s.

Chances for additional isolated rainfall stays with us as high pressure blocks the moisture from moving north through the weekend and early next week.  It won’t be until the middle of next week as high pressure finally nudges closer to South Texas that rainfall will taper off and hot and muggy conditions take over with highs back in the low to mid-90s.

Tropical Storm Beryl formed in the south-central Atlantic this afternoon.  It is not overly impressive and is a relatively small storm, but over the next couple of days as it moves west it will move into a high wind shear environment and could be torn apart.  In addition, there is still a lot of dry air over the Atlantic which will also make it tough to further intensity. 


Tonight: Cloudy, muggy, increasing thundershowers…Low: 73 Winds: Light & Variable

Friday: Scattered to numerous thundershowers…High: 89 Winds: ENE 6-12 MPH

Saturday: Isolated to scattered thundershowers/muggy…High: 90 Winds: ESE 7-14 MPH

Sunday: Bit more sun, isolated showers still possible…High: 90 Winds: SSE 10-15 MPH

Monday: Only a stray shower/hot & humid…High: 92 Winds: SE 10-15 MPH

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid…High: 93 Winds: E 10-15 MPH

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, humid and hot…High: 93 Winds: SSE 10-15 MPH