Storms possible again on Father’s Day

After storms passed on Saturday evening Houston enjoyed some really pleasant weather—temperatures in the mid-70s with lower humidity. For those of us on the south side of Houston some tremendous rainbows were also visible. I saw a faint double rainbow from my home, but via Twitter Erin Eldridge shared the following photo which offers a much better view of the whole rainbow.

View of the rainbow from Bay Area Blvd. in Clear Lake. (Erin Eldridge)

View of the rainbow from Bay Area Blvd. in Clear Lake. (Erin Eldridge)

So what’s on tap for today? Some fairly strong storms have formed offshore this morning between Galveston and Corpus Christi, and I’d expect those to weaken a bit as they move inland from about 9am to Noon.

Beyond that it’s kind of a crapshoot. My best guess is that after these showers move inland (with perhaps 30 to 50 percent coverage) we’ll see some additional rain later this afternoon and early evening due to daytime heating. Storms that due develop this afternoon could produce some fairly intense lightning because there’s little to inhibit it. We’ll have to watch for this possibility. But it’s also possible we’ll see mostly sunny skies.

Monday will probably bring some more afternoon showers due to daytime heating, but predicting coverage is hard to do. I’d go with scattered at this point.

Rain chances look pretty low on Tuesday and non-existent on Wednesday as high pressure builds and temperatures go back up into the mid-90s.

Posted at 8:30am CT on Sunday by Eric Berger

7 thoughts on “Storms possible again on Father’s Day

  1. Ivo Willems

    Thanks for your excellent coverage of the weather. With hurricane season here, I am once again closely following your reports, as they are more factual than hype. Great job!

  2. Barry Smith

    1. Is there a particular percentage of an area that, if rained upon, constitutes “scattered?”
    2. Is “shower thunderstorm” a meteorological term, or just a broadcast weatherman’s bad diction? Sorry if that sounds snarky, but I’ve been wondering for years.

    1. Eric

      1. Less than 50 percent. Widespread would be greater than 50 percent.
      2. A shower is moderate rain (a downpour) without a significant threat. A thunderstorm typically has lightning and the potential for brief, heavy winds.

  3. Paul Robison

    Will storms that develop Monday afternoon could produce some fairly intense lightning as well. Or will there be just a little more to inhibit it than today?

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