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Tropical moisture to spread toward Texas coast

Posted at 5:17 AM, Sep 18, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — All eyes are on the southwestern Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Depression Twenty-Two is forecast to strengthen into Tropical Storm Wilfred by Friday night as it gradually meanders to the north.

Tropical moisture will spread toward the Texas coast, increasing our rain chances for late Sunday through early next week. There is high uncertainty on the path of the storm and is something we will need to watch closely for the start of next week.

For today we'll see widely scattered showers and t-storms with a high near 90 and north winds up to 18 mph.

Friday night looks partly cloudy and mild with a low near 70 and a light north breeze.

The weekend will start off with abundant sunshine and a gorgeous day Saturday with highs in the upper 80s and northerly breeze up to 20 mph.

It will be cooler Saturday night with lows in the 60s. We'll see more clouds Sunday afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 80s and a chance of showers late in the day, mainly at the coast.

Rain will become likely as tropical moisture increases Sunday night through Tuesday, depending on the track of the tropical system in the Gulf. Stay tuned!