Heat and Humidity Dominate South Texas; Only Isolated Coastal Showers

Heat Advisory through 7 pm

Upper level high pressure once again has pushed into Texas, bringing stifling heat and humidity that has prompted heat advisories over most of the Lone Star State. Heat indices of between 110 and 115 degrees oppressed the Crossroads late today, and only an isolated shower or two dotted our coastal counties. Expect fair nights and mostly sunny, very hot afternoons through midweek. A sea breeze will induce isolated rain showers Wednesday, then a weak cold front moves close enough for scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday. Tropical low pressure is expected to develop the first of next week in the central Gulf of Mexico, and that system appears headed for the Middle to Upper Texas Coast for Labor Day. It is too early to anticipate development, but scattered thunderstorms can be expected both Sunday and Monday. Highs will remain in the middle to upper 90s, with lows in the middle to upper 70s.