Do you have plans to catch the fireworks in downtown Houston Monday night? Mother nature will likely come in with it's own fireworks new years eve. A new years eve cold front will likely bring some heavy thunder showers into the area around midnight through early morning. Please watch for flash flooding on area streets, since so many will be driving around midnight.
The areas northeast of Houston could see over an inch of rainfall. While the metro area could pick up .50"-1.0" of much needed rain. The rainfall deficit ranges between 3" - 7" from the coastal areas to North Houston. Even on new years day, a stalled cold front near shore triggers additional rain to start the new year.
A trough of low pressure remains over the southwest mid week sending in weak waves of low pressure aloft. This may keep the rain coming for a couple more days. Need to keep up with all the weather changes this week and in 2013? Here are a few weather apps to help out. . .
Doppler radar --> http://bit.ly/ACQMJ5
Watch the forecast --> http://bit.ly/8EDAdy
HOU Weather app --> http://bit.ly/T5qf1MSee
Rainfall totals--> http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/qpfloop12hr.html