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Another hot day in store for South Central Texas today as highs will climb into the mid 90s to 104 range. Humidity values will create elevated heat index values near 108 degrees for some locations (mainly west).Skies should stay mostly clear with a sustained southeast wind of 10-20 mph. With yet another day of hot conditions, don’t forget to stay hydrated and protect your skin with plenty of sunscreen if outdoors!

Hot and dry conditions will persist through the weekend into early next week across all of south central Texas. Highs will reach the lower 90s in the Hill Country to 105 degrees along the Rio Grande. Overnight low temperatures will be in the 70s. Heat index values on Saturday will be in the 100-109 range.

With heat indices climbing into the triple digits this week, remember to stay safe when outdoors! Make sure you’re plenty hydrated, wear plenty of sunscreen, and wear light clothing.

How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current

  • Learn more about rip currents and beach safety developed by Texas A&M
  • Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for the beach and talking to the lifeguard at the beach.
  • Only swim at a beach with lifeguards. The chances of drowning at a beach with lifeguards are 1 in 18 million (U.S. Lifesaving Association).
  • Don’t assume! Great weather for the beach does not always mean it’s safe to swim or even play in the shallows. Rip currents often form on calm, sunny days.
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Now, here’s your TTR Weekend Weather from the National Weather Service in Austin – San Antonio:

Rest Of Today
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy in the late morning and early afternoon then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 106.

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat Index values will once again range from 105 to 110 across much of the area on Saturday with the higher values across the Rio Grande Valley.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night Through Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid 90s.

Have a great weekend!

Texas Thunder Radio

Tropical Weather Update – Friday, June 16

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Not much change in the thinking from the National Hurricane Center with a medium (50%) chance of development in the NW Caribbean Sea, Yucatan Peninsula, or southern Gulf of Mexico over the next five days.

Items to Consider:

  • The system has yet to develop.
  • Any development should be slow to occur.
  • Confidence continues to slowly increase that if the disturbance develops, it will move into either the Bay of Campeche or the southern Gulf of Mexico.
  • Low certainty continues as to which direction the disturbance may move if it enters the Gulf.
  • Still too early to speculate what (if any) impacts may occur across the Gulf of Mexico or Texas.

Note: Our new office tropical weather web page is now available: http://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crp

Additional Information Resources:
National Hurricane Center:
  www.hurricanes.gov
NWS Corpus Christi:  www.weather.gov/corpuschristi

Sincerely,
Greg Heavener
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

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Williamson-Hays-Travis-Bastrop-Lee-Medina-Bexar-Comal-Guadalupe-
Caldwell-Fayette-Frio-Atascosa-Wilson-Karnes-Gonzales-De Witt-
Lavaca-

Including the cities of Georgetown, San Marcos, Austin, Bastrop,
Giddings, Hondo, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Lockhart,
La Grange, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Floresville, Karnes City,
Gonzales, Cuero, and Halletsville

Afternoon temperatures in the upper 90s in combination with high
moisture values will create afternoon heat indices in the 103 to
107 degree range. Take extra precautions if you work or spend
time outside this afternoon. Wear light weight and loose fitting
clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

TTR Tropical Weather Update

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The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances of a tropical system developing across the NW Caribbean Sea, Yucatan Peninsula, or the southern Gulf of Mexico over the next five days to 40% (medium chance).

Items to Consider:

  • System has yet to develop.
  • Any development should be slow to occur.
  • Confidence is slowly increasing that if the disturbance develops, it will move into either the Bay of Campeche or the southern Gulf of Mexico.
  • There is currently low certainty as to which direction the disturbance may move if it enters the Gulf.
  • At this time, it is too early to speculate what (if any) impacts may occur across the Gulf of Mexico or Texas.

Note: The tropical weather web page is now available: http://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=crp

Next Update:
Friday morning, unless conditions change before then.


Additional Information Resources:

National Hurricane Center:
  www.hurricanes.gov
NWS Corpus Christi:  www.weather.gov/corpuschristi

Sincerely,

Robert Hart
Forecaster
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

National Weather Service in Corpus Christi says there’s potential tropical cyclone formation in/near the Gulf of Mexico over the next FIVE days.

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The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has been keeping an eye on a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea that may develop into a tropical system over the next five days.  Currently, NHC places a 20% chance of formation with the potential system slowly moving towards the west-northwest through early next week. There is a wide spread in guidance in terms of future motion of this system creating low confidence in the exact forecast. There is also a fair chance that this wave does not eventually develop into a tropical cyclone.  We are too far out to provide any meaningful detail in terms of impacts (if any) from this potential system, but the National Weather Service will monitor it closely and issue further briefings if necessary.

Additional Information Resources:
National Hurricane Center:  www.hurricanes.gov
NWS Corpus Christi:  www.weather.gov/corpuschristi

Sincerely,
Penny Zabel / Tawnya Evans
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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