CORPUS CHRISTI — We've remained in a tropical environment here in South Texas and that means there have been a few thundershowers in the area with some residents receiving decent downpours, while others receiving a few mere sprinkles.
Today was no exception to that weather pattern with a good amount of cloud coverage in the region and a few minor thundershowers moving through as moisture continues to get pumped in right off the Gulf of Mexico.
This will continue to be the case for much of the upcoming work week as upper-level high pressure will sit over the southeastern half of the United States. We'll have a good round of moisture move in tomorrow, dry out slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday, before another batch rounds around the southern periphery of the high on Thursday and Friday.
In addition, with the high pressure to our east, it is giving us a mainly easterly wind and that has caused some coastal flooding along Gulf facing beaches. A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect for the entire coastal areas until 7PM Monday. Also, the rip current risk is very high. That means swimming is dangerous, even for experiences swimmers, especially near piers and jetties. Use caution out there!
So for tonight, we'll begin with a few clouds and look for some coastal shower activity to pick up by morning. Could be a few rumbles of thunder too. Low: 79 Wind: SE 6-12
Monday will feature a good amount of cloud coverage with scattered tropical thundershowers with hot, humid and windy conditions. Some of the rainfall could be locally heavy. High: 92 Wind: SE 15-25 MPH
Again, Tuesday and Wednesday, the rainfall chances will fall to isolated so not quite as widespread but there will still be a few showers around. Highs will be closer to the middle 90s.
Thursday and Friday extra moisture comes in and we're back to scattered thundershowers with highs back in the lower 90s.
There is some cold air up to the north and it will spread across the northern tier of the United States, but with the high in control of our weather pattern, we'll continue to look at temperatures slightly above seasonal average.
Hurricane Lorenzo is far in the eastern Atlantic and will continue to move north-northeast. Once a Cat. 5, it was the strongest hurricane to ever form that far in the eastern Atlantic since record keeping began. Elsewhere, tropical formation is not anticipated.
Tonight: Warm and humid...coastal showers develop by morning...Low: 79 Wind: SE 6-12 MPH
Monday: Scattered thundershowers, hot, windy and humid...High: 92 Wind: SE 15-25 MPH
Tuesday: Isolated thundershowers, hotter, still windy and humid...High: 93 Wind: SE 15-25 MPH
Wednesday: Less wind, hot with some isolated thundershowers...High: 93 Wind: ESE 10-15 MPH
Thursday: Back to scattered thundershowers...High: 90 Wind: E 10-15 MPH
Friday: Scattered thundershower, hot & humid...High: 91 Wind: E 10-15 MPH
Saturday: More sunshine, less rainfall...High: 92 Wind: ENE 7-14 MPH