Saturday night surprise sets the stage for occasionally stormy weather through midweek

Good morning. Just jumping in here with a quick Sunday morning update. Yes, a line of fairly strong thunderstorms moved through the Houston area during the overnight hours. No, we did not anticipate them being quite so strong, or arriving quite so early. Sorry for the late-night wake-up call.

The good news is that the overnight storms sapped the atmosphere of much of its energy, and this should lessen thunderstorm activity today. I would expect mostly cloudy skies to prevail, with highs of about 90 degrees or just above, and moderate to high humidity. Your overall chances of seeing a shower or a thunderstorm this afternoon is probably about 30 percent. These rain chances will continue this evening, and during the overnight hours, but at this point I don’t see much sign of a similar flare-up of storms late tonight like the region experienced on Saturday night.

NOAA rain accumulation forecast for now through Wednesday. (Weather Bell)

With that being said, the overall pattern this week favors additional showers and thunderstorms through about Wednesday, as disturbances move down from the north into our region. I don’t have much confidence right now in whether these will occur during the daytime, along with atmospheric heating, or at nighttime. Rain chances will go down, and temperatures up, toward the end of the week.

More tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Saturday night surprise sets the stage for occasionally stormy weather through midweek”

  1. I really enjoy reading your daily posts! I am excited about the new hurricane website, The Eyewall.
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  2. It seems like we have been under an ozone advisory for a month. I don’t remember having this non-stop for weeks before. What’s up?

  3. It only rained because I decided to run my sprinklers last night. Sorry everyone. My transformer got hit by lightning and I’ve learned my lesson.

    • Same here with the sprinklers. At least the rain came through before the sprinklers were set to go.

  4. 1.7″ of rain overnight at our place in Sienna SBE. Most fell between 1:30 am and 2:20 am. Peak rate of just over 4″ per hour at 1:45 am. As usual it was a 9/10 on the excited dog index as there was thunder and lightning and wind to go along with the rain. Our dog Coco Chanel says it is time for the rains to be more gentle and spread out over hours, and not these big bully washers we are getting. .

  5. Crazy. Took dogs out at 1:45 and there was a “woosh” in the trees that was much more than a small breeze. Then big whoosh. Then check the radar! WTH and where did this monster come from? Enjoyed it though.

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