CORPUS CHRISTI — We've had a few spotty tropical showers over the last couple of days thanks to upper-level high pressure that is to our northwest in the 4-Corners of the United States and has allowed some extra Gulf moisture to come into our atmosphere. Though, not everyone has participated in the shower activity, it is better than seeing nothing at all.
Copious tropical moisture will continue to stream in tonight so expect a few clouds and warm and steamy conditions with light east-northeasterly winds at 4-8MPH.
For Labor Day, we'll see a few more clouds pick up in the area, with some sunshine breaking through and still allowing for hot temperatures and highs in the mid-90s. Humidity will continue to be high as well so heat indices are forecast to reach the low triple-digits. Winds will be a bit on the breeze side out of the east-northeast around 10-20 MPH.
Of course everyone's eye are on Hurricane Dorian. A major and catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane with sustained winds of 185 MPH and gusts of 225 MPH. Dorian made landfall over the Bahama's earlier today and is currently headed towards Grand Bahama. There are Hurricane Warning and tropical storm warnings that have been issued by the National Hurricane Center for parts of Florida as Dorian continues to chug to the west at 5MPH. Beyond Monday, Dorian is forecast to parallel the Atlantic coastline and bring some heavy rain and strong winds to extreme coastal locations before heading into the North Atlantic by the end of next week. Hopefully Dorian will stay offshore and not make another landfall; which is currently forecast. Be sure to keep updated with all the latest advisories from the National Hurricane Center and check on family and friends in that part of the country.
For us back here at home, we are keeping an eye on a tropical wave in the south-central Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center does have a low probability of tropical development in the next 5-days, but environmental conditions are not very conducive for development. There is some strong wind shear near the Texas coastline it will have to contend with. Otherwise, it will give us some isolated showers on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Temperatures, because of the extra clouds and showers, will not being quite as hot in the afternoon.
Otherwise by Thursday and going into next weekend upper-level high pressure will push back into the region and above normal temperatures return along with lots of sunshine.
Have a great week!
Tonight: Partly cloudy, muggy and warm. Low: 77
Labor Day: More clouds, very tropical and a stray shower. High: 95 Winds: ENE 10-20 MPH
Tuesday: Mainly cloudy, isolated showers. High: 94 Winds: ENE 8-16 MPH
Wednesday: Still some clouds and isolated showers. High 93 Winds: E 15-20 MPH
Thursday: Partly cloudy, rain chances move out. High: 95 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH
Friday: Mainly sunny, hot and humid. High: 97 Winds: ESE 10-15 MPH