Fall front brings cooler temperatures and gusty winds

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Big changes are coming up for the weather here in southeast Texas. A cool front will move through this evening, spark a few showers and storms, then drop our temps and humidity levels on Wednesday.

The gusty winds along with the dry air and ground northwest of Houston will create ideal grass fire spreading weather so a Fire Weather Watch has been issued.

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Will there be strong storms with the front?

Most of the storms that form will mainly produce brief, heavy rain and lightning. Gusty winds may occur with a few storms. Because the storms will be scattered, many areas won't see a drop of rain, especially northwest of Houston.

How cool are we talking?
Low temperatures Thursday are expected to be in the upper 50s with afternoon high temperatures in the low 80s.

Is there anything of concern in the tropics?
At this time, no. Tropical Storms Peter and Rose are expected to stay out in the Atlantic far away from the Gulf. You can get a full overview of the tropics on our tropical update page.

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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