The sound of thunder was followed by loud applause from homeowners glad to give the sprinklers a break. Look at the totals from our Weather Bug network around town:
Storms formed along the Texas-Louisiana border just after lunch and began drifting toward Southeast Texas. This follows on the heels of storms that erupted late Tuesday afternoon. The pattern is coming from a pinwheeling area of low-pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
That low is wobbling, sending moisture surges our way. The sun heats the moist air and storms quickly form. Over the next few days, computer models suggest that the low will wobble closer to Florida, which may delay a successful final shuttle launch, scheduled for Friday. If indeed the low does wobble to our east, our rain chances will drop Thursday and Friday. Then, computer models suggest the low will wobble back toward us for the weekend. If that happens, our rain chances would go back up. These lows are tricky to forecast, so we'll have to watch it carefully.
So, we'll enjoy the rain, whenever it falls and afterward, we might get the treat of a rainbow like the one I snapped on my way back from dinner break tonight in Pearland: