Rain falls on Houston area, brings chilly temps with it


If you stepped out Saturday night, you may have noticed the sting of the wind greeting you.

Temparatures in the area dropped and the wind gusts grew stronger after a storm system pushed through Saturday.

Rain fell steadily in the Houston area throughout the day, flooding streets and drenching some residents who were not prepared for the change in weather.

The rain made the roads slick for travelers. In parts of Houston, vehicles had to drive through water that was collecting on roads.

We have not heard of much damage caused by the wind and rain, but investigators are looking to see if bad weather led to a roof collapse in southeast Houston.

It happened at the Republic Bag of Texas facility in the 8400 block of Tewantin near Neuhaus.

Firefighters say a 100-by-100-foot section of the roof caved in.

Investigators aren't sure exactly what caused the collapse, but the weather appears to be a factor. No one was hurt, but firefighters say the damaged roof is a total loss.

While you may have heard an occasional rumble of thunder, none of the storms were severe enough Saturday to warrant watches or warnings. The rain eventually tapered off, leaving the cold behind.

The storm system brought gusty north winds and falling temperatures. ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller said the coldest air will settle in Sunday night and Monday morning.

Temperatures overnight Sunday should reach 35 degrees with highs in the 50s and 60s over the next few days.

Despite the rain, there is a fire weather watch in effect for Sunday. The strong northwest winds blowing in behind the storm system create a high risk for wildfires. There is also a wind advisory for Harris County until 4am Sunday.

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