Houston Forecast: Hail, lightning possible with evening storms


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 3 at 11:22 PM

HOUSTON – More thunderstorms started popping up in the Houston area early Thursday afternoon.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 7:45 p.m. for Wharton County.

According to KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul, some of the storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts, small hail, and frequent lightning.

There’s a 60-percent chance for rain today through the evening – we’ll top out in the upper-80s.

Friday the rain chance drops to 40-percent and this weekend it goes down to 30-percent.

You’ll want to keep the umbrella handy for the next seven days as there’s a lingering chance for rain next week too.

Overnight lows will be muggy and in the upper-70s.

Hurricane Arthur has formed in the Atlantic off the East Coast of the U.S. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 90 mph. Hurricane warnings on the coast of North Carolina have been extended and now cover an area from Surf City to the Virginia border.

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