It’s a summer-like morning across the Houston region, with temperatures only falling down to around 80 degrees and humidity of about 90 percent. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, such is life now in Houston for the next few months.
TODAY and FRIDAY
Clearly there’s a lot of moisture in the atmosphere, but to produce showers and thunderstorms we’re going to need some disturbances in the upper-levels of the atmosphere to produce lift. And we’re like to see those during the next two days in Houston. I think the region will remain quiet this morning, but by this afternoon and again on Friday I think we’re going to scattered to widespread thunderstorms. These will have the capability to produce locally heavy rainfall, hail and damaging winds.
The forecast models suggest these systems will be most organized to the west and north of Houston during the next couple of days, and that’s borne out in the rain accumulation forecast from NOAA shown below. If you click on it you’ll see coastal areas may well see less than 1 inch of rain, with considerably higher accumulations inland.