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Expect more heat, humidity, winds this week

Posted at 5:32 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 12:12:49-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We'll be blasted by more heat, humidity and wind throughout the week as our dry weather pattern continues.

A persistent ridge of high pressure aloft will expand and strengthen as we head into the weekend, turning the heat up a notch and giving us plenty of sunshine. No rain is in sight through early next week.

Humidity will be high with dew points in the mid to upper 70s keeping our nights warm and producing afternoon heat indices in the 105 to 112 range through the weekend.

Today looks mostly sunny with highs in the mid-90s in Corpus Christi to near 100 inland and near 90 at the coast and winds increasing to 20 mph in the afternoon from the southeast.

Thursday and Friday will be hot and windy with highs in the low to mid-90s around Corpus Christi to 100 inland and southeast winds at 20-25 mph in the afternoon.

We'll have a sweltering weekend with abundant sunshine and high temperatures in the upper 90s in Corpus Christi. Inland areas will reach 101-105 with coastal areas in the lower 90s and southeast winds at 12-20 mph.