Mostly hot and dry in South Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas: The dry air associated with Nicholas, which has passed Post-Tropical as of this morning, still provides a good dose of dry air over the Lone Star State.

In addition, we have high-level pressure above the place that is also dry, so we are seeing dry, mild mornings with sunny, hot afternoons with lower heat rates.

This will slowly change over the next two days as we begin to see the moisture flow of the Gulf of Mexico and our dew points begin to steadily rise to wet levels. Afternoon heat rates will again hover between 104 and 108 degrees by the end of the week.

Today we will have some more clouds hanging around the area and the afternoon highs will be a few degrees above the seasonal average in the 90s.

Look for more sun to end the work week with humidity and rising highs in the mid-90s. Friday night football games look fantastic.

There is nothing in the tropics that threatens South Texas or the Gulf of Mexico, but there are a couple of weather-disturbed areas in the Atlantic that have many chances of tropical development over the next two days. The next named storm would be Odette, followed by Peter and then Rose.

Today: Good mix of clouds and sun, still hot and dry … High: 93 … Wind: NE / SE 7-14 mph.

Tonight: Just and calm … Low: 73 … Wind: Lt and variable.

Friday: More sun, more heat and more humidity … Maximum: 95 … Wind; ESE 10-15 mph.

Saturday: A few more clouds, a passing rain, still hot and humid … High: 94 … Wind: ESE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a few showers and light winds … High: 92 … Wind: ESE 5-10 mph.

Monday: There is still enough humidity for a deflected, insulated, hot and windy shower … Maximum: 92 … Wind: 10-20 mph.

Tuesday: Light wind ahead of weak front, isolated showers and thunderstorms increase … High: 91 … Wind: SSE at 15-25 mph.

Have a nice day!

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