Houston forecast: Rainy start to the weekend


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on August 24, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 12:53 PM

HOUSTON – Take an umbrella with you Friday, as showers were already moving into southeast Texas off the coast in the early morning hours, said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul.

"Today we get a sky full of clouds and scattered thunderstorms," said Paul.

There is a 50-percent chance for rain heading into the weekend. Friday started in the low 70s but will warm up to the low 90s. The forecast high is 92 degrees.

On Saturday, the rain chance drops to 30 percent.

High temperatures over the next seven days will be in the low- to mid- 90s.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Isaac continued to move steadily to the northwest at 15 mph with maximum winds of 50  mph. The new track had it crossing Cuba on Saturday, then getting into the eastern Gulf by Sunday. It may then intensify to a Category 1 hurricane that may make landfall between Pensacola and New Orleans by late Tuesday.

"With the current forecast path, Houston would get increased seas and lower humidity, and we'd get a lot of sunshine," said Paul. "We'll be watching carefully for any changes."

Joyce weakened back to a depression, and with maximum winds at 35 mph, she moved NW at 14 mph. Joyce may become a tropical storm again By Sunday and was still expected to pass over Bermuda and then turn abruptly into the north Atlantic.

View the latest tropical weather information on KHOU’s Hurricane Central.

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