Tropical wave produces isolated showers in Coastal Bend

Posted at 5:15 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 06:55:14-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Rain will be more isolated today as the tropical wave has moved farther southwest.

With partly sunny skies, temperatures will be normal for this time of year, reaching 90 in Corpus Christi today and Wednesday, and heat indices will reach 100-105 during the afternoon.

Hurricane Sally in the northern Gulf is expected to make landfall by tonight near Gulfport Mississippi. Long period swells from Sally are expected to arrive on the middle Texas coast today and will lead to higher than normal tide levels which will lead to minor coastal flooding.

Also, there is a high rip current risk through this evening due to the higher swells.

We'll have only isolated showers today and Wednesday but rain chances will increase Thursday and Friday as a trough of low pressure aloft moves in from the west.

Temperatures will stay in the upper 80s later this week due to more clouds and better rain chances before we dry out and heat up again this weekend.