Houston forecast: Showers tonight, thunderstorms Wednesday

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 6:46 AM

HOUSTON -- The rain returns to the Houston area overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, said KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul. You’ll need your umbrella for the majority of the day.

Overnight lows will be in the 50’s on the north and south sides.

The high for Wednesday is 69, but there’s a 70-percent chance for rain.

By 7 a.m., the storm system will reach the Houston area. There will be light, widespread rain for the morning and early afternoon. The heavy rain and thunderstorms will begin sometime between 3 and 6 p.m.

The rain will be heaviest southeast of Highway 59 from downtown to Pearland, Friendswood and down to Galveston.

The storms won’t move out of our area until 10 p.m. Wednesday evening.

After a rainy and stormy Wednesday, the rain clears out Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the mid-70’s on both days.

You can expect hit or miss scattered showers this weekend. Saturday calls for a 30-percent chance for showers, while it increases to 40-percent on Sunday.

You’ll need to get your jackets ready for next week. High will drop into the 50’s starting Tuesday.

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