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Start the week hot, but rain opportunity is increasing

Posted: 6:06 PM, Jul 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-29 19:39:32-04

It was still plenty hot this weekend as we remained under the control of high pressure which delivered above normal afternoon temperatures.  There were a couple of very spotty showers in the region on Saturday, but like today, most of us stayed dry.

The weather pattern is slowly beginning to change as the upper-level high pressure “dome” is slowly moving west and allowing a low to dive down from the northern Plains.  As is does so, it will push a weak frontal boundary that is currently in north Texas all the way down to the Coastal Bend and be a mechanism to spark showers and thundershowers, not much in the way of cooler temperatures. This will happen mainly late Tuesday and on into early Wednesday.  This will be the best opportunity to see some rainfall.  We’re not looking for enormous rainfall amounts, but there will be some spotty locations to pick up around half an inch to three quarters of an inch of rain with the isolated activity.  Best chances for more rain stay north.

By the end of the week, the front will retreat back to the north as a warm front and high pressure will be close by for us to go back under its influence and sunny skies and hot temperatures will return.

Tonight expect another round of some fog dropping visibility down to a couple of miles and lows in the middle 70s with light southerly winds.

Monday will be a transition day before the decaying front pushes into our viewing area and it will be hot, breezy and mainly sunny with highs in the middle to upper 90s and heat indices well into the triple digits.

Have a great week!

Summary:

Tonight: Warm & humid/patchy inland fog…Low: 76 Winds: S 4-8 MPH

Monday: Sunny, scorching hot and breezy…High: 97 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH

Tuesday: More clouds, front enters area and stalls, PM showers…High: 94 Winds: SE 7-14 MPH

Wednesday: AM Showers/partly to mainly cloudy PM…High: 93 Winds: ESE 7-14 MPH

Thursday: More sunshine, hot…High: 96 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Friday: Hot and mainly sunny… High: 95 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Saturday: Partly cloudy, a few coastal showers…High: 93 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH

Coastal Bend clouds on a hot July weekend.