Upper level high pressure has kept the Coastal Bend hot and rain-free this week, but tropical moisture and slight rain chances return for the weekend. Expect an actual cold front late Monday. Enough moisture will move into the region to allow isolated showers Saturday through Monday, after which time the cold front brings slightly cooler but much drier air. That will mean afternoon temperatures drop from the middle 90s to around 90, and overnight readings dip from the middle 70s to upper 60s.
Tropical Depression 9 was named early Friday in the central Caribbean Sea. Its expected motion will carry it into the Gulf of Mexico by the middle of next week, at which time it will have become a hurricane. Ultimate landfall is anticipated for the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, so its impact for the Coastal Bend will be nil.