Turkey thunderstorms are working their way to the exits, and a splendid weekend awaits

Good morning. The storm system that has hit our region during the last two days is finally moving eastward. The last line of its showers is moving fairly quickly from west to east across the area. Areas near Interstate 45 are still being hammered this morning with rainfall, but the heaviest of these storms will be gone by around 7:30 or 8 am, and the rains should be over entirely by 10 or 11 am. Skies will clear out this afternoon. We are ending the Stage 1 flood alert accordingly.

As anticipated, much of the area has received 2 to 4 inches of rainfall since Thanksgiving morning, with a few isolated areas receiving as much as 7 inches of rainfall. I’ll post more about this on Monday, but these rains have definitely put a nice dent in the drought that formed this summer and fall across parts of the Houston metro area. And so while they may have made for a soggy holiday, our trees will be thankful for these rains.

Look for a chilly start to things on Sunday morning in Houston. (Weather Bell)

The good news is that while the last two days were wet, the second half of the long weekend will be sunny and fine. Look for clearing skies this afternoon and highs in the upper 60s. Winds will be noticeable, out of the west, at times gusting up to 25 mph. Lows tonight will drop into the upper 40s in Houston, with colder conditions inland. Winds will slacken some on Sunday, with more sunny skies, and highs in the upper 60s to 70 degrees. In short, this should be a fine fall weekend once rains clear this morning.

We’ll see a sharp warm-up by Tuesday, with highs climbing to about 80 degrees, before the next cold frotn arrives to cool things off for a few days. I hope everyone has a pleasant end to the holiday weekend.


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5 thoughts on “Turkey thunderstorms are working their way to the exits, and a splendid weekend awaits”

  1. Thanks to SCW team…very comforting knowing you all look out for us…stay safe…stay healthy…stay upbeat during this quite awkward time on planet Earth!

  2. Gosh, thanks for a Saturday morning update. Here in Timbergrove around 540, it started pouring…hard…like “tropical hard”. We’ve had a few intermittent downpours, but things are settling down (8:10 a.m.)

  3. Rain has moved out of Reliance area NE of Bryan. Total since Thursday morning 2.2 inches. Everything clean and green now. Thanks for what you do.

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