Houston forecast: Sunny, hot Tuesday


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on August 21, 2012 at 4:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 1:34 PM

HOUSTON— Tuesday will be another hot day, but it will be tolerable for mid-August.

The day will began in the low-70s, but later in the day the highs will peak around 95 degrees.

In the early morning hours, some scattered showers were spotted in the coastal communities, but they didn’t make it very far in.

There is no chance of rain for most of Houston on Tuesday, but some areas to the north of the city could see scattered showers.

“There’s a big cluster of thunderstorms moving through Central Texas due to an upper-level disturbance,” said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul. “This will try to move in our direction today, but I think it’s unlikely that any of this rain makes it into the Houston area. I can’t completely rule it out, so I think areas to the north – Brenham to Huntsville, Navasota to Livingston – you may see some of that isolated thundershower activity late in the afternoon.”

High temperatures the rest of the week will remain in the low-90s with a 30-percent chance for rain returning on Friday and Saturday.

Taking a look at tropical activity, an area of disturbance off the east coast of Mexico has a 30-percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. In the Atlantic, Tropical Deperession Nine formed overnight. Its current forecast path has it moving just south of Puerto Rico and over Cuba.

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

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