Houston Forecast: Storms, rain to clear out later this afternoon


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 1:14 PM

HOUSTON – Temperatures quickly dropped into the 50s in Southeast Texas as a cold front brought storms and rain to the Houston area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 5 p.m. Monday for Austin, Colorado, Grimes, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller  Washington counties.

Storms dropped hail across Central Texas before moving east.

“Closer to Houston we weren’t getting any hail early Monday afternoon,” said Garner. “Heavy downpours moved into the Houston metro area around noon. Our computer models show the rain moving out by 5 p.m. – with most of the heavy rain and storms sticking to the north.”

At least one KHOU 11 viewer reported light hail in Huntsville.

We’ll be in the low-40s by Tuesday morning under clear skies, which means overnight conditions should be good to view the early-morning "blood moon" lunar eclipse.

The cooler temps stick around through Thursday morning, but we’ll get back into the upper-70s and low-80s by the weekend.

Clouds and light rain return on Friday and Saturday.

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