Possible isolated showers expected next week

Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 06:29:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — We've been in a hot, dry weather pattern this week but there is finally some change showing up for next week.

The high-pressure area aloft which is sometimes called the "heat dome" is forecast to retreat to the west, allowing a trough of low pressure aloft to dig south into the northern Gulf early next week.

This will send a weak frontal boundary into South Texas Monday night that will combine with deeper moisture from the Gulf. Isolated to scattered showers and t-storms will be possible late Monday and Tuesday.

For today, expect another hot, steamy day with a high of 96 in Corpus Christi to 100 inland and 90 at the beaches. Heat indices will reach 105 to 110 through the afternoon as southeast winds increase to 15 mph.

The weekend looks mainly dry but an isolated t-shower is possible Sunday. Temperatures will continue to soar into the mid to upper 90s through the weekend with muggy nights in the mid to upper 70s