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Partly cloudy, hot, humid day expected

Posted at 5:54 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 06:56:28-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Another hot, sticky day is on tap for Tuesday with the humidity bringing heat indices up over 100 to 110.

There is an isolated shower or t-storm chance but not many are expected today.

A weak cold front will move south and stall over South Texas Wednesday. The combination of this weak surface boundary and upper low aloft will produce numerous t-storms Wednesday, some with heavy rainfall.

Showers and t-storms will be scattered Thursday and Friday but will decrease as the low move off to the northeast.

A plume of Saharan dust will arrive late Wednesday through the weekend and is forecast to be thickest Friday and Saturday. This will give us hazy skies and could irritate those with allergies and respiratory conditions. Also, the drier air will keep rain chances very low this weekend.

Today will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated t-storms. Inland areas will reach the mid to upper 90s while the coast in the upper 80s to low 90s and southeast winds increasing to 15-20 mph. Heat indices will climb over 100 and as high as 110 during peak heating.

It will stay warm tonight with a chance of thunderstorms by late-evening and overnight which could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Lows will stay in the upper 70s.

Showers and storms are likely Wednesday with locally heavy rainfall. Temperatures won't be as warm, staying in the mid-80s to low 90s with southeast winds up to 15 mph.