CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Weak high pressure continues to drift eastward into the Gulf of Mexico, instituting onshore flow that increases humidity over the Coastal Bend.
That influx of Gulf moisture will mean the end to a brief spate of chilly mornings, but will not result in any meaningful rain chances for the next week.
The return of higher levels of humidity often precedes rain chances, but a large upper-level ridge over the western U.S. precludes that. Instead, look for warm and sunny afternoons with clear and mild nights through the middle of next week.
Expect highs in the middle to upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s. Meanwhile, in the northwestern Caribbean, a tropical wave is gaining organization as it moves west-northwest toward the Yucatan.
The National Hurricane Center has placed a 70 percent chance of this system becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm over the weekend.
We will need to keep a close watch on the southwestern Gulf of Mexico as this disturbance progresses.