Houston Weather: Evening downpours on the north side

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Heavy downpours on Houston's north side continue drifting northward toward Montgomery County. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says the the small but heavy thundershowers could dump a quick 1" of rain, pea-size hail, and wind gusts up to 40 mph.

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.

Travis says that after the weekend a tropical wave will blow into Texas, bringing deep tropical moisture and higher rain chances for July 2nd-4th. As this moisture interacts with an upper level low over Texas, numerous heavy storms capable of brief funnel clouds and street flooding will be possible, especially Tuesday and Wednesday. By July 4th, the deeper moisture will be moving out but still bring widely scattered downpours during the daylight hours. Travis says it appears the evening would most likely be dry for firework festivities.

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