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Hot for the first part of the week, but some changes are in the forecast

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 17:37:01-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — Another weekend in the books and another weekend that that was dominated by upper-level high pressure in the region that led to lots of afternoon sun, increased winds and very hot temperatures.

Our anchored weather pattern that has been in place for a couple of weeks now has led to a couple of new afternoon high temperature records, expanding drought and a rainfall deficit that is well over 5.5 inches.

There are some glimpses that this upper-level heat dome will begin to subside some by the end of the upcoming week, but until then for Monday through Wednesday, the heat and sunshine will continue to be dominate weather force with above normal highs and breezy conditions.

By Thursday and into the weekend, the high will retrograde to the west, northwest and allow some increased Gulf moisture to move our way. At this time, the moisture is associated with a weak tropical wave and the majority of the rain associated with the wave will be offshore, but it will increase our rain chances for Friday through early next week to isolated to scattered showers.

In the meantime, tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Winds: SSE 6-12 MPH

Monday will be on the breezy side, with another round of Heat Advisories likely for heat indices maxing out around 110-115 for many locations. High: 98 Winds: SE 15-20 MPH

Stay cool and hydrated out there and hopefully we'll get some help from mother nature in the rainfall department by the end of the week.

Summary:

Tonight: A few clouds, muggy and warm...Low: 80 Winds: SSE 6-12 MPH

Monday: Another day of stifling heat, breezy…High: 98 Winds: SE 15-20 MPH

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, still hot and breezy…High: 99 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH

Wednesday: Few more clouds, hot and humid…High: 98 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH

Thursday: Increasing clouds, a few stray showers…High: 97 Winds: ESE 8-16 MPH

Friday: Mainly cloudy, iso./sct. showers with increasing Gulf moisture…High: 95 Winds: SE 15-20 MPH