HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A weak summer front blows slightly drier air into Houston Wednesday, and that means rain chances will drop to 20% or less. In fact, neighborhoods north of I-10 may experience a lovely drop in the humidity both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons before deeper moisture blows back in.
The highest moisture levels will be found near the coast, and our coastal counties have a 30% chance of getting a downpour anytime Wednesday.
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How long will this front impact us?
The front will remain stalled out near Houston through Friday, keeping at least some chance of rain in the forecast the rest of the work week. If the front pushes drier air farther south than we're expecting, rain chances will go lower for Thursday.
What do we expect for the weekend?
The front will lift back north of us this weekend, bringing back mid-90-degree heat and heat index values over 100. There will still be enough moisture for a 30% chance of a cooling afternoon downpour.
Is there anything to be concerned about in the tropics?
At this time, no, but we are seeing signs that the Atlantic hurricane season is about to come back to life. Vigorous tropical waves coming out of Africa could develop as we get deeper into August. You can stay on top of everything happening in the tropics with our daily tropical update.
NOAA has also released an updated outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season.
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
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