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Weather Blog: Rain On The Way

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:39 AM

Keep an umbrella handy the next few days as a strong storm system blanketing the Rockies with snow and rain picks up steam and heads our way.  We'll see a one-two punch of rain beginning Tuesday as showers drift in from south to north.  Tuesday's rain is due to the cold front that moved through Monday moving back north as a warm front.  The showers will be fairly light with 1/2 inch amounts common.

Our Super Microcast computer model shows the second round as a line of stronger storms moving in from the west during the morning Wednesday through the afternoon.  A snapshot of the model depicts the storms by 3 pm Wednesday:

These storms could produce isolated tornadoes as well as heavy downpours.  By the time it's all said and done, we could see upwards of 1 to 3 inches of rain by Wednesday afternoon in and around metro Houston.  Neighborhoods north of town (Conroe, Tomball, Waller and northward towards Huntsville) could see up to 4 inches of rain.  This is enough to cause flooding.

With severe weather in the forecast, now is a good time to consider becoming a WeatherCall subscriber.  That way, you'll get instant notification through a phone call or e-mail about warnings for your specific address.  You can't get a more local forecast than that!  Find out how to get WeatherCall at www.khou.com/weather/weather-call/Sign-up-for-11-News-Weather-Call-69192152.html.

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