Houston Forecast: Muggy Thursday, slight rain chance

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 3 at 1:43 PM

HOUSTON –- The Houston area will remain warm and muggy on Thursday as the chance for rain decreases until the weekend, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Chita Johnson.

“Before we get to a nice fall-like cool down this weekend, we have to get through the next couple of days,” said Johnson. “Looking at the HD Doppler this morning, there are just a few sprinkles out there, so we’ll remain mostly dry and warm today.”

There’s a 20-percent chance for rain Thursday with a forecast high of 90 degrees. Friday will also be warm with no chance for rain.

On Saturday the rain returns as a cool front pushes through, leaving us with a pleasant (and cooler) start to the week with early-morning temperatures in the upper-50s. Daytime temps starting Sunday will be in the low-80s.

We’re keeping an eye on two tropical systems: Tropical Storm Karen formed early Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico. It's not expected to impact Texas, but over the weekend it could make landfall as a hurricane anywhere from Louisiana to Florida. It will be a big rain maker in Louisiana and eastward. Also, Tropical Depression Jerry continues to move northeast in the Atlantic. It is weakening and will not affect the U.S.

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