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Tropics are becoming more active

Posted at 4:50 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 06:46:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — As the mid-summer heat and humidity continues, the tropics are becoming more active.

There is a tropical wave over Cuba is moving to the west-northwest and will enter the Gulf of Mexico today and into a more favorable environment for development.

The National Hurricane Center gives it a 30% chance of development in the next 5 days as it approaches the Texas coast by Friday. Moisture will increase as the wave approaches and rain will become more likely for the end of the workweek with locally heavy rain possible.

We will continue to monitor the development and will have updates.

Today looks typically hot and humid for late July with a high of 95 in Corpus Christi and into the upper 90s inland. Winds will stay under 15 mph from the southeast and heat indices will reach 101 to 105 with an isolated storm chance.

Isolated rain is possible the next couple days with a better chance of rain will arrive Friday as the tropical wave moves onshore. Right now, it is more likely to bring the heaviest rain to the upper Texas Coast but that could change.