Houston Weather: A mix of showers and haze Wednesday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Keep the umbrella close by if you're venturing out this evening. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says gentle rain showers will continue off and on through 10 p.m.

More heavy showers are possible anytime of the day Wednesday, but they'll be more scattered in nature than the solid line of storms we experienced Monday and Tuesday. Travis says any storm that pops up could drop a quick 1" of rain and lead to minor street flooding.

Lower rain chances are expected Thursday and Friday as a Saharan dust cloud turns our sky hazy gray.

A slight chance of afternoon downpours returns for the weekend with highs in the low 90s. Our first look at July 4th appears a little stormy as a tropical wave currently near Africa blows into southeast Texas just before the holiday. Travis says this tropical moisture could bring widely scattered downpours during the daylight hours, but the evening would most likely be dry for firework festivities.

Southeast Texas
Harris County

Galveston County
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
Brazoria/Matagorda Counties

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