Houston Forecast: Ozone action day Friday

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 4:38 PM

HOUSTON – An ozone action day is in effect for Friday afternoon as we head into a hot and dry weekend, KHOU 11 Meteorologist Brooks Garner said.

There is a 30 percent chance of rain this afternoon with the possibility of an isolated shower here and there.

An ozone action day is declared when weather conditions are likely to combine with pollution emissions to form high levels of ozone near the ground that may cause harmful health effects.

Highs on Friday will peak at 94 degrees.

This weekend looks sunny and dry with daytime temps in the low- to mid-90s. A slight chance for rain returns next week.

Looking to the tropics, we’re keeping an eye on a tropical wave that has a chance of developing further in the Caribbean before it enters the Gulf. It could bring us some rain toward the end of next weekend, but it’s unclear where it will go at this point. Over the next few days we’ll have a much better idea of where it’s heading.

In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Erin formed early Thursday morning, but it’s too soon to tell where it will go.

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