Temperatures rise, hot dry weather pattern continues

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Posted at 5:32 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 10:40:33-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Temperatures will rise as we head into the holiday weekend but winds will die down as the dry weather pattern continues.

The Saharan dust will give our sky a hazy look through Friday but it will thin out this weekend as skies remain mostly sunny. The high-pressure area aloft will shift to the west early next week which will bring an isolated rain chance back by Tuesday as upper-level waves move through South Texas.

Thursday will be partly cloudy, hazy, hot and humid but not as windy. High temperatures will reach the lower 90s in Corpus Christi to the upper 90s inland and upper 80s at the coast with southeast winds at 10-20 mph. Heat indices will reach from 102 to 108 during the afternoon.

Tonight looks mostly cloudy and muggy with lows in the mid to upper 70s and a steady southeast breeze.

We'll have more heat and humidity Friday and into the weekend with mostly sunny skies and lighter winds, under 20 mph from the southeast.

Nights will dip into the low to mid-70s and days in the mid to upper 90s for Corpus Christi and inland areas while beaches will stay in the upper 80s.