Street flooding possible as storms target Houston’s weekend

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Meteorologists say a high likelihood of thunderstorms Friday kicks off non-stop chances for showers until at least Sunday.

The storms are expected to bring street flooding, high wind gusts and frequent lightning, according to the National Weather Service. NWS says there’s a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms throughout Houston on Friday, with the strongest likelihood coming between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

After the latter hour, there’s about a 30 percent chance of showers for the rest of the day. Overnight chances of storms fall to about 10 percent, but Saturday’s chances shoot up to at least 50 percent by the mid-afternoon, according to NWS.

Sunday’s storm chances sit right around 40 percent, with overnight Sunday bringing the first sign of relief with no rain chances. High temperatures are expected to remain in the low-90s, meteorologists say.

In the tropics, experts with the National Hurricane Center say a disturbance off the east coast of Florida has a 70 percent chance of development, although it’s expected to track north along the East Coast. A second disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has a 20 percent chance of development.

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