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Staying hot, tropics remain quiet at this time

Posted: 3:42 PM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 19:45:34-04
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Afternoon high temperatures once again rose into the upper 90s here in Corpus Christi and well into the triple digits for our inland communities.

No one was immune to the triple-digit heat indices, however. For this reason, the National Weather Service Office in Corpus Christi has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire Coastal Bend until 7 p.m. for heat index values of 110 degrees or greater for two hours or more.

This kind of heat will likely continue to be with us through the end of the week and the upcoming weekend as the weather pattern is struggling to change.

We will get a quick shot at a few stray to isolated showers on Thursday and that will be due to a couple of factors.

The first is the big heat dome, high pressure, will temporarily move just enough to the west. This will allow the second feature, which is a weak cold front, to slide into Central Texas on late Wednesday and early Thursday and stall out. This boundary will be enough to ignite a few showers and thundershowers. However, with the front stalling well to our north the chance of all of us seeing some rainfall is very slim. There will be a few raindrops in our area on Thursday, but the heaviest of the activity will favor regions to our north and into the Gulf.

By Friday, the high pressure heat dome will start to move back over our area and the small chance of rain will be squashed and the heat will be our top story again.

The tropical Atlantic remains quiet at this time with no forecast development expected from the National Hurricane Center. There is just way too much Saharan dust that is moving through.

For tonight it will be tranquil, but steamy and warm. Low: 78 Winds: S 5-10 MPH.

Wednesday will feature more stifling heat, breezy conditions and lots of sunshine. High: 99 Winds: ESE 10-20 MPH.

Stay cool!

Summary:

Tonight: A few clouds by early morning, humid and mild...Low: 78 Winds: S 5-10 MPH.

Wednesday: Another day of stifling heat…High: 99 Winds: ESE 10-20 MPH.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, still hot, stray/isolated showers…High: 98 Winds: ESE 7-14 MPH.

Friday: Mainly sunny, showers move out, steamy & hot…High: 98 Winds: SE 10-20 MPH.

Saturday: Very hot, sunny and humid with more wind…High: 99 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH.

Sunday: Very hot, sunny and windy…High: 98 Winds: SSE 15-25 MPH.