Corpus Christi area in for more rain as Tropical Storm Ida moves away from Coastal Bend

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Don’t put away your umbrellas yet.

Although Tropical Storm Ida appears to be moving east of South Texas, the Corpus Christi area may see showers and thunderstorms throughout the weekend and into next week.

People walk in the rain in uptown on Friday, May 3, 2019. A system of severe thunderstorms were forecast to move over South Texas bringing high winds and potential hail.

Tropical Depression Nine became Tropical Storm Ida Thursday evening and was on track to become a hurricane by Saturday. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi said the storm is expected to remain east of South Texas.

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The storm may still bring increased rip current risks, minor coastal flooding and rough seas Sunday through Tuesday.

The Corpus Christi area may receive some rain this weekend as Tropical Storm Ida travels east of South Texas.

On Saturday, there will be a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. There will be a 20% chance on Sunday.

“Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue daily through next week due to the combination of plentiful moisture, several passing mid-level disturbances, and daytime instability,” the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi said. 

The Corpus Christi area is likely to receive less than half an inch of rain. The Coastal Bend could receive between a quarter of an inch and three quarters of an inch of rain, with more rain along the coastal areas.

The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi expects a majority of the rain to remain offshore over the next couple of days.

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