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Dome of heat stays through the weekend

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 17:51:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — We had a slightly more active seabreeze in the area today with a couple of showers and thundershowers, but most locations stayed dry.

This dry spell that we have been experiencing is all caused by the big dome of high pressure thats been residing across the state and causing above normal temperatures and little rainfall.

Today, the US Drought Monitor released it's latest drought conditions across the state and the moderate drought has increased in coverage to now include the City of Corpus Christi. With dry conditions, above normal temperatures, and a slight breeze it won't take much to set a wildfire. There are some Burn Bans in place across our viewing area, be sure to check with your local county officials to see if one exists in your county. There could be some hefty fines if a blaze is started when a burn ban is in place.

Each day, we'll see the seabreeze try to set off a couple of showers during the peak heating of the day, but again most of us will stay dry. Do count yourself lucky if you find yourself under of those brief showers.

Tonight will be quiet and mild with light winds and temperatures falling into the lower 70s.

Friday will be mainly sunny, only a brief shower, and very hot with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Over the weekend, the heat will roll on. For Sunday and into Monday there will be a few extra showers in the area as a weak front stalls in North Texas, but with the frontal boundary far removed from South Texas, most of the action should remain north.

Stay cool and hydrated by drinking plenty of water if working outdoors!