Sweltering heat and humidity continues this week

6WEATHER Day Planner for Monday 7/8/19.
Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 19:18:05-04

CORPUS CHRISTI — Over the course of the weekend, we've had plenty of sunshine and hot temperatures over the Coastal Bend. This is all courtesy of an upper-level high pressure "dome" that has been residing in our area.

When high pressure is directly overhead, we have subsidence in the atmosphere. This promotes sinking air and really drives high temperatures up. In addition, it effectively squashes any chances of rain, minus a brief shower from the afternoon sea breeze.

This dome of high pressure will continue to be with us for the first half of the week, and that means sunny skies and highs in the upper 90s, along with good humidity riding in from the Gulf will dominate through much of the upcoming week.

The tropical Atlantic is quiet, however, the National Hurricane Center has flagged a potential low moving into the northern and northeastern Gulf towards the end of the week. Conditions could become conducive for some development and those from the Mississippi to Florida coastlines, and those traveling to that area should expect some rainfall over the next several days. This is far removed from us here in South Texas, and any potential development would eventually kick off to the northeast. We could see a brief shower on Friday from some outflow moisture, but at this time this event hasn't even formed.

Tonight, look for steamy, warm and humid conditions with a low in the upper 70s. Winds: S 5-10 MPH

Monday will be breezy, sweltering and sunny with a high of 96. Winds: SSE 10-20MPH