The winds have really ramped up today with many locations pushing wind gusts of 40MPH. The National Weather Service has Wind Advisories in place for parts of the Coastal Bend until 7PM, Gale Warnings in effect for the nearshore and offshore waters through the overnight hours with seas up to 11 feet possible and Coastal Flood Advisories in effect for all coastal counties until Tuesday evening. Minor flooding of 1.5 feet inundation will be possible. In addition, there is a moderate to high rip current risk. Swimming conditions will be treacherous, especially near piers and jetties.
The winds will stay elevated through the entire work week with sustained values of 20-30MPH expected and gusts to 40-45MPH possible. All this is in response to a deepening low pressure system that is moving and digging into the Desert Southwest. A dryline and approaching frontal boundary will push into West Texas and the Panhandle later today where there is a high risk of severe weather that will develop. We are too far south to see any of that activity and we’ll remain stuffy, hot and humid.
For tonight, expect a few clouds and windy conditions with an overnight low near 80. Winds: SSE 25-35MPH
Tuesday we’ll see a little bit more cloud coverage, but it’ll remain hot with highs shooting into the low 90s with heat indices in the low 100’s. Winds: SSE 15-25MPH
The front that will push into West Texas today and later tonight will approach the Coastal Bend from the west tomorrow, but the winds will shove it back north and not allow it to move through. We could see a quick thundershower, but most of us will remain dry.
Otherwise for the rest of the week we’ll see a mix of clouds and sun with high humidity and above normal temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. Winds are also forecast to stay elevated from the southeast around 15-30MPH. The extra humidity will also keep the afternoon heat index values around 95-105 degrees.
In addition, with the afternoon heating we could see one or two seabreeze showers each day, but again that chance is extremely low and most of us will not see any activity. For those who experience the brief shower, it will only be temporary and amount to a few tenths.
Stay cool and hydrated by drinking plenty of water! With these kinds of conditions, it won’t take much for heat exhaustion or heat stroke to occur if you work outdoors for long periods of time.
Tonight: Stuffy, warm and windy…Low: 80 Wind: SSE 20-30 MPH & G
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid…High: 93 Wind: SSE 15-25 MPH & G
Wednesday: Mix of clouds/sun, hot, muggy & windy…High: 91 Wind: SSE 25-35 MPH & G
Thursday: Partly cloudy, windy & hot…High: 91 Wind: SSE 15-30 MPH & G
Friday: Partly cloudy, windy & hot…High: 90 Wind: SSE 15-25 MPH & G
Saturday: Partly cloudy, stuffy, hot & windy…High: 91 Wind: SSE 15-25 MPH & G
Sunday: Partly cloudy, hot & windy…High: 90 Wind: SSE 15-25 MPH & G