Rains starting to move out

Posted at 5:25 PM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 23:10:29-04

Lots of flooding continues to occur across the Coastal Bend, but the rain associated with the tropical wave that came in late last week is moving farther northwest and will drag the tropical moisture with it.

The heaviest of the rainfall occurred near the coastline and into northeastern sections of the area.  That’s where many roads are still inundated with water crossing roads.  Inland areas alike, also saw heavy downpours and there are several locations where roads are like rivers causing traveling concerns for traffic.

Residents are urged to continue to be cautious around flooded roads and Turn Around Don’t Drown.

We’ll begin to dry out tonight and for the next couple of days as the rain moves out.

Tonight, expect only a lingering shower with humid and warm conditions.  Lows will drop in the middle 70s and light and variable winds.

Monday we’ll see more sunshine and humid and hot conditions.  There’s still plenty of moisture in the atmosphere so as we warm up we could still see a thundershower or two pop up briefly.  Winds: ESE 7-14 mile per hour

Tuesday and Wednesday will feature mostly clear to partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures in the low 90s in the afternoon.  More time for the rains to dry out.

By Thursday and into Friday and Saturday, we’ll see moisture increase once again with a few disturbances moving in from the west and scattered thundershowers with some locally heavy rain will return to the forecast.  Highs will be pushed back down below normal in the mid to upper 80s.

All of the activity in the tropical Atlantic has either become post-tropical or an open tropical wave.  Isaac remains very disorganized in the Caribbean and could see some increased intensity tomorrow before moving into an unfavorable area of development.  We’ll continue to monitor the waves progression in the coming days.

Have a great week.

Some sunshine breaking through in Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon.
Some sunshine breaking through in Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon.