Our rain fortunes rise in the days ahead

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We are getting closer to some real rain chances in southeast Texas!

Thursday still looks to be mostly dry and hot everywhere, but we can't rule out a stray shower during the afternoon, especially east of Houston. Temperatures will start around 80 and rise back into the middle and upper 90s. Factor in the humidity, and it will easily feel between 100-105 degrees throughout the afternoon.

Deeper moisture is still on schedule to arrive Friday along with an upper air disturbance rotating around a heat ridge to our north. It all adds up to a 30% chance for those cooling afternoon downpours we look forward to in the summertime.

Now we don't want to get your hopes up too much as it's only a 30% chance you'll get a shower or thunderstorm, but it'll be nice to see a little color on the radar. Rain chances drop back down to 20% for the weekend as the atmosphere dries out a bit, but a more typical summertime pattern looks to develop after the weekend with a 30%-40% chance for a daily downpour every day. Some of you might not get a single drop next week, but we predict many will be celebrating a little rain on one or two days.

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