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Seriously uncomfortable heat and humidity

Posted at 7:33 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 20:34:33-04

We will continue to see windy, hazy, hot, and humid conditions in South Texas due to upper-level high pressure that is sitting in the southeastern half of the United States.  This dome of high pressure contains sinking air and will promote all the hot temperatures.  Upper-level low pressure will continue to persist in the western United States and that will keep our pressure gradient tight and result in a lot of wind with gusts over 35 mph the next several days.

Also, with the high pressure off to the southeast and the Coastal Bend receiving winds from the Gulf, we are getting some of the smoke and haze from agricultural burnings from Mexico.  This practice is common for this time of year, but it does bring the hazy skies to South-Central Texas.

Tonight, expect low clouds rather breezy and overnight lows near 80. Winds from the southeast at 15-25 MPH.

Thursday we’ll see plenty of heat and humidity with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine and a high of 91. The heat index will climb back into the triple-digits.

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy still breezy warm and sticky with a low of 79.

Friday will be mostly cloudy windy again hot and humid with a high near 90 and winds gusting near 35 mph during the afternoon and evening hours and producing a heat index well above 100.