Expect hot, dry weather this holiday weekend

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 08:07:32-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Hot, dry weather is in the holiday weekend forecast as the "heat dome" or high-pressure ridge aloft remains overhead, keeping our skies mostly sunny.

Lighter winds will provide us with slightly cooler nights and areas of fog but days will be hotter with less haze as the Saharan dust moves out.

Skies will be mostly clear Saturday evening to view the full moon. Look to the left of the moon and you'll see Jupiter and Saturn in the southeastern sky after sunset.

Skies will become mostly sunny today with a high of 94 and southeast winds at 8-15 mph. Inland areas will reach into the upper 90s and upper 80s at the coast.

The humidity will produce heat indices of 100-106 in the afternoon.

Tonight will be milder with lows in the low 70s and light southeast winds with areas of fog.

Independence Day looks mostly sunny and hot with a high of 96 and southeast winds at 8-15 mph. Inland areas will reach near 100 with coastal areas in the upper 80s to 90.

The heat continues Sunday with abundant afternoon sunshine and a high of 97 and southeast winds at 8-15 mph.