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Less rain and hotter temperatures

Posted: 4:53 PM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 18:38:16-04

More scattered showers in the area today as our atmosphere continues to be unstable.  This is not going to last much longer as upper-level high pressure will begin to take over the forecast and that means less rain, but also hotter temperatures too.

Out at the airport we officially picked up close to two tenths of an inch of rainfall as we begin October with more drops in the bucket.  We ended September with 13.36” for the entire month, making it the 8th wettest month on record!  We are still over 9.5” above normal for the entire year.  Lake Corpus Christi is holding at 100% capacity and Choke Canyon went up again today to 38.9% with a combined capacity now at 55.9% and rising.

For tonight, expect steamy and warm conditions along with a few stray showers and an overnight low in the middle 70s with light east-southeasterly winds around 4-8MPH.

We’ll see less rainfall activity on Tuesday, but stray to isolated thundershowers will be in the vicinity especially in the afternoon when the peak heating hours occur.  Highs will make the upper 80s to low 90s across the Coastal Bend.  Wind: ESE 10-15MPH

We’ll see those rainfall chances drop a little further on Wednesday through Friday as the high should kick rain chances up farther north along the coastline.  Still, a stray thundershower is not out of the question.  Highs will go above average in the lower 90s with very hot and muggy afternoon conditions.

Winds will begin to pick up this weekend as an upper level trough digs into the Rockies.  This will usher in a little more moisture to pick up stray to isolated showers once again, but any showers that do form will quickly escape to the north with the extra wind.

Tropical Storm Rosa near Baja California is continuing to bring rain to the Desert Southwest and will not play a factor in our weather pattern.  Tropical Storm Leslie is still churning in the north-central Atlantic and is not forecast to bother the US mainland.  The remainder of the tropics are quiet.

Summary:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, humid & warm- stray thundershowers…Low: 74 Winds: ESE 4-8 MPH

Tuesday: More sun and sticky, stray thundershowers…High: 89 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Wednesday: More sun than clouds, hot …High: 91 Winds: SE 10-15 MPH

Thursday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hotter… High: 92 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Friday: Heat continues to partly cloudy skies…High: 91 Winds: SE 6-12 MPH

Saturday: Bit more wind, stray showers return…High: 90 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH

Sunday: Partly cloudy, windy and stray thundershowers…High: 89 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/2/18.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/2/18.