Heavy storms, spring warmth expected this week

Balmy air brings heavy rain to Texas
Monday, February 19, 2018 09:10AM
Meteorologist Travis Herzog has your Monday weather update.

Suddenly it feels like spring in Houston, and Meteorologist Travis Herzog says we need to prepare for heavy thunderstorms later this week.

Today should be mostly dry but very warm and humid for the time of year as highs top out in the low 80s. A strong southeast breeze is pumping in moisture straight from the Caribbean, setting the stage for heavy storms in a few days.

Scattered showers and a few storms are possible Tuesday afternoon, but the heaviest rain is likely to settle in Wednesday as a slow-moving cold front sags south. Rounds of heavy rain could persist thru Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Because the front stalls out, we don't expect much of a cool down behind it. What little cooling we do get by Thursday will quickly be replaced by more spring-like warmth this weekend. Travis says a few showers are possible both Saturday and Sunday.

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