Houston weekend weather forecast: Heavy rain and possible street flooding

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Two storm systems will move across Texas over the weekend – one each day.

And Houston could be in for some heavy street flooding.

On Saturday , the National Weather Service predicts threats will be a brief tornado, hail and damaging winds as a line of storms possibly moves across the northern half of SE Texas. The NWS forecasts generally 1-2 inches with rain rates around 1″ an hour.

On Sunday, the forecast calls for hail and damaging winds with a cluster of storms moving from SW to NE across much of SE Texas, from Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Another 1-2 inches of rainfall possible with potential for isolated higher amounts.

Heavy rainfall is forecast for portions of Southeast Texas, including the Houston metropolitan area, with a probability of street flooding.

WHERE ARE THE STORMS? Check our weather page to see the latest radar imagery

For your Friday night plans, there is a 10 percent chance of thunderstorms in and around downtown Houston, including near the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.

This, according to the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service.

The first pitch for the Astros first home game of the season is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Roughly a mile down the road, the Rockets will host the Knicks. The tip-off time for that contest is set for 7 p.m.

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