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Weather Blog: Stormy Marathon Forecast

Weather Blog: Stormy Marathon Forecast

by Mario Gomez

Weather Blog: Stormy Marathon Weather

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 29 at 7:38 PM

The likelihood of thunderstorms, some severe is increasing for race day Sunday morning. The peak for rain showers with embedded thunder and lightning is from 3am to 10am. The overall temperatures are mild from start to finish for a January day. Readings will range in the 60s with  slippery puddles of rain along the course.

Rainfall amounts should be between an inch to three quarters of an inch around the metro area with coastal communities picking up the heaviest rain. Most of the rain will fall before the noon hour with heavier rainfall tapering off significantly by the afternoon. Runners will also have to deal with Southerly winds from 10-12mph with higher gusts during the storms.

Most of the models continue to move the upper low pressure center almost over the Houston area. This will likely greatly destabilize the atmosphere and lead to pockets of some severe storms with small hall and frequent lightning. The low drifts East into the gulf by late afternoon. Stay tuned to continued weather updates throughout the night.

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