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Heat, Humidity Reign Supreme Weather Features this Holiday Weekend

Patchy Overnight Fog, Light Wind Tonight
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Posted at 2:11 AM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 17:48:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — An upper level ridge lingers across the Southern and Southwestern U.S. this weekend, combining with low level Gulf moisture to create a hot, humid and rain-less Coastal Bend holiday.

The ridge axis shifts westward early next week and allows a weak disturbance to bring isolated showers Tuesday.

The combination of dry upper air conditions and abundant Gulf moisture in the lower levels will mean intense heat and humidity that will push heat indices to between 106 and 109 degrees for the next few afternoons.

The only break in the pattern appears Tuesday, when a weak mid-level disturbance migrates southward through the Middle Texas Coastal to induce isolated showers.

By Wednesday this feature dissolves, and the rest of the week is hot, breezy, and devoid of rain.

Expect highs in the middle 90s, except for lower 90s on Tuesday.

Lows will linger from the middle 70s to around 80.