Hot temperatures expected in August

Posted at 5:14 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 06:44:22-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Early August is normally the hottest part of the summer with an average high of 95 in Corpus Christi.

This week we'll be slightly above average as high pressure builds across South Texas. Drier air aloft will limit any rain chances, except for a stray sea breeze shower.

We'll have mostly sunny, hot, and stuffy afternoons as winds will stay fairly light, under 15 mph. Nearly calm winds at night will lead to areas of fog in the early morning hours.

Heat indices will reach 104-109 each day. Moisture increases slightly Friday and for the weekend which will give us a slightly better chance of stray showers.

Today, we'll see mostly sunny skies and a sweltering afternoon with a high of 97 and southeast winds only up to 12 mph in the afternoon. Inland areas will reach 100-103 while beaches will reach near 90 today but the humidity will make it feel more like 104-109 this afternoon.

Areas of fog will develop late tonight with lows in the low 70s inland to near 80 at the beaches with nearly calm winds.

Tuesday will be another scorcher with plenty of sunshine and a high of 97.