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You may want to leave the alerts on your phone enabled as you sleep so you can be aware of any severe weather moving in.
HOUSTON — KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Craft says we’re waking up mild and muggy Tuesday morning, but it won’t remain calm for long.
You may want to get outside early because showers and a few storms will be possible this afternoon. We also have a chance for even stronger storms and possibly severe weather on the way overnight.
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TRACK THE WEATHER: Houston weather radar
TUESDAY 12 p.m. — Storms will start to pop up in the Houston area – 50% chance of rain through the afternoon hours; storms this afternoon not expected to be severe
TUESDAY 5 p.m. — Stormy weather will decrease, but we could still have isolated showers and thunderstorms
TUESDAY 10 p.m. — Chance for rain increases again late tonight into very early Wednesday morning
WEDNESDAY 2 a.m. — Now is the time to start watching the radar for any severe activity moving in from the north – our northern communities will get the bad weather first starting around midnight
WEDNESDAY 4 a.m. — 60% chance for rain across our area as the severe weather threat continues and moves into the City of Houston; the chance for severe weather is mostly on the north side and north of Houston
WEDNESDAY 6 a.m. — The worst of the weather should moving toward the coast and out of our area, although many of our coastal communities only have a slight risk of severe weather
WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. — Scattered showers and a few storms continue through the morning
WEDNESDAY 12 p.m. — By lunchtime and the afternoon the rain chance drops dramatically, leaving only cloudy skies
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Storm Prediction Center has the Houston metro area in a ‘slight risk’ (2 out of 5). Areas just to our north (north of the College Station- Livingston line) is at a threat level 3. The KHOU weather team will be tracking the potential for strong straight line damaging winds ahead of a cold front that will be pushing through overnight.
Take another look at that Futuretrack radar for Wednesday morning. See how the storm line segments (red) are bent… or ‘bowing’ out? That’s what we call a ‘bow-echo’ and it indicates the threat for damaging straight line winds.
We ask that you stay weather aware and since this is an overnight event and we recommend that you have multiple ways of receiving weather alerts. The KHOU app is one of those ways that we highly recommend. Here’s what you need to know:
HOUSTON 7-DAY FORECAST
Once we get past Wednesday morning, rain chances will decrease and things will start to heat up! Full sunshine and big temperatures will greet us heading into the end of the week and weekend. We’ll make our way into May, on Friday, with highs into the 90s. The record daytime highs for the weekend are; Friday – 94 in 1947, Saturday – 96 in 1964, and Sunday – 93 in 1890. While we won’t be look to race past these records, we’ll certainly be in their ballpark range.