Storms are on the horizon, could impact Monday's commute

Monday, September 25, 2023 3:48AM
Storms are on the horizon, could impact Monday's commute
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Storms are on the horizon and could impact Monday's commute.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After another record hot day in Houston, the intense heat subsides as storms roll in for Monday.

All is quiet Sunday evening, but that will change as clusters of storms move in from the northwest late Sunday night. Depending on how quickly they track, these storms will either wake you up in the middle of the night or slow you down for the Monday morning commute. Gusty winds, hail, heavy rain and lightning are all potential threats with these storms.

After a stormy start to the day, there will be a lull in the action after lunchtime before another round of showers and storms develop later in the day, potentially as early as 4 p.m. These will not be as widespread and the day's first chance for rain or potentially as intense and reside closer to the coast. Between both rounds of rain, southeast Texas could pick up between half an inch, upwards of 2 inches. So watch our for some minor street flooding throughout the day Monday.

What can we expect from this week's front?

Monday's chance for rain is 60% as this front moves in from the northwest Sunday night. While this front will bring some beneficial rain and potentially strong storms, it's not going to provide a refreshing cool down afterwards. This approaching cold front will likely stall once it moves in Monday, lingering through Tuesday. That's why we're keeping a 30% chance for rain now Tuesday.

When will it start to feel like fall?

We will have to wait until October for our first cold front to bring a real taste of fall. On average, Houston's first morning low in the 50s occurs on September 29th, but given how warm it is expected to remain over Canada these next two weeks, we will likely have to wait a little longer than normal this year in Houston.

Are there any other tropical threats on the horizon for the Gulf of Mexico?

At this time, there are no immediate threats to the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Ophelia is impacting the east coast. For a full overview of what's happening in the tropics, head to our tropical webpage. Tropical Update page.


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