Houston forecast: Hot Thursday, slight chance for weekend rain

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 2 at 6:38 PM

HOUSTON—Another hot afternoon was expected Thursday in Houston with only a slight chance of rain returning by the weekend.

”As we get into our seven-day forecast, we’re going to be talking about some incredible warmth,"  said KHOU 11 Meteorologist Mario Gomez.

Thursday’s forecast high was 97 degrees. Areas north and northwest of the city will be even hotter, topping out at around 100 degrees in Brenham, Navasota and Huntsville.

Lows overnight into Friday will be in the mid-to-upper 70s.

A 20-percent chance for rain returns Saturday and Sunday, but the chance goes up to 30 percent Monday heading into next week.

Meanwhile in the tropics, the fifth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season was headed toward a chain of small islands in the Caribbean Sea.

The system is expected to strengthen and enter the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Ernesto sometime next week. Gomez said it was too soon to tell where the tropical system would make landfall.

>> View KHOU.com's Hurricane Central

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