A developing line of sea breeze showers helped some parts of Houston stay cool this afternoon. The rain started just South of Hobby just after noon and by the rush hour were producing rainfall rates of 1" to 2" per hour. The heaviest rain fell around the Memorial area with additional heavy rain then forming near the Alief/Sharpstown region by late in the afternoon.
If you picked up some rain today, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. Perhaps the best part of all this is that the Southerly air flow that helped the seabreeze showers form also ended the string of 100 degree days Houston has seen since Sunday afternoon. On Sunday the Hobby area hit 100 degrees and IAH followed up with 105 degrees on Tuesday, tieing the June record set back during the record summer of 2011. On Wednesday IAH reached the century mark again, but missed the record set back during the summer of 1980. By the way today's official high is 96 recorded shortly after noon.
More soggy weather ahead by this weekend as an upper level low swirls in our direction. The Houston/Galveson area will once again get a real treat and so will your lawns with any luck. You can track the storms on KHOU.com. Look for radar tabs on the upper part of your screen during storm outbreaks or just go to our weather page.