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More tropical thundershowers on the way

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-15 18:59:30-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — For the month of September we are actually running above normal as far a rainfall averages are concerned. A stark difference from last month where we barely had any rainfall at all. The National Weather Service at the airport has registered over 3.50" of rainfall for September and that is close to one inch above normal for the month.

We continue to keep a close eye on an area of disturbed weather in the western Gulf of Mexico. Right now there is plenty of upper-level spin, but on the surface the tropical wave is very disorganized and it is battling a little bit of some wind shear on the northern parts of the Gulf and a lot of dry air that is close by to the west of the disturbance. The National Hurricane Center has lowered it chances to "low" for development in the next 48-hours. The forecast is to bring the disturbance north of the Coastal Bend, near the Victoria Crossroads, as just a good rainmaker for the region by Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

Tonight we'll see tropical moisture increasing across the region, so a few isolated thundershowers will be possible. This will be true especially near the coastline. Low: 75 Wind: NE 3-6 MPH

Monday the disturbance will be closer to the Texas coast and scattered thundershower and more clouds can be expected. The rainfall will be scattered and will favor coastal area, so a good portion of us will only see cloud coverage. High: 90 Wind: NE 10-20 MPH

On Tuesday and Thursday, with the disturbance moving into the region, we'll see an increase of tropical moisture and scattered thundershowers in the area. This is when a good portion of us could see some rainfall. Some of the rainfall could be locally heavy and cause some localized flooding. By Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning some locations could see 2-4+" of rain. The average will hover around 1 inch.

Highs will hover in the upper 80s to low 90s for much of the week and lows in the mid to upper 70s.

Friday the moisture will start to wane some, but scattered activity will still be around before tapering off to isolated into the weekend.

Summary:

Tonight: Increasing clouds and tropical moisture, a few thundershowers possible near coast....Low: 75 Wind: NE 3-6MPH

Monday: Mainly cloudy with scattered thundershowers, favoring coastal regions...High: 90 Wind: NE 10-20 MPH

Tuesday: Tropical thundershowers in the area, mainly cloudy...High: 89 Wind: ESE 6-12 MPH

Wednesday: Tropical thundershowers in the area, mainly cloudy...High: 89 Wind: SSE 10-15 MPH

Thursday: Still mainly cloudy with scattered thundershowers...High: 91 Wind: SE 10-15 MPH

Friday: Partly cloudy with isolated thundershowers...High: 91 Wind: SE 10-20 MPH