Houston forecast: Hot Tuesday, no rain

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

HOUSTON – It’s going to be the kind of hot afternoon where you need to keep an eye on your kids and your pets if they’re going to be outdoors, said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Chita Johnson.

Early morning temperatures were in the upper-70s and low 80s across the Houston area. In the afternoon, the temps quickly rose to a forecast high of 97 degrees with a heat index between 100 and 107 degrees.

“We’re going to see a couple clouds out there, but overall today should be pretty similar to yesterday," said Johnson.

There is no chance of rain the rest of the week, just temps in the mid- to upper-90s.

Some relief from the heat might be on the way with the arrival of a cool front late in the weekend. It will bring temps in the low-90s and a 20 percent chance of rain on Sunday.

We’re continuing to track Tropical Storm Leslie in the Atlanic. It is a slow-moving storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour for now, but it could intensify to a Category 2 hurricane heading to Bermuda, perhaps by the weekend.  It will not affect the United States.

A new depression has also formed. Tropical Depression 13 may become Tropical Storm Michael, but it could dissipate over the next couple of days.

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