Houston Forecast: Scattered rain, storms Thursday

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on September 19, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 4:41 PM

HOUSTON – Rain chances will start to increase Thursday as an approaching cool front mixes with moisture from the Gulf.

There’s now a 50-percent chance for showers today with a forecast high of 91 degrees.

There’s an 80-percent chance for rain Friday and a 60-percent chance on Saturday.

"We have a cold front coming, and it's going to pull in the existing deep-tropical moisture, bringing us a lot of rain," said KHOU 11 News Meteoroologist Brooks Garner. "Two to three inches of rain are expected in the Houston area through the day on Saturday."

Sunday the rain chance drops back down to zero.

Daytime highs over the weekend are expected to only reach the mid-80s with overnight lows in the upper-60s as the skies clear out early next week.

Looking to the tropics, we’re watching a low pressure system in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center says it has a 70-percent chance of developing further over the next day or two. It will either turn eastward or westward. If it goes west, it’ll soak Mexico yet again and bring the Houston area good rainfall as well. If it goes east, however, it’ll head to Florida and southeast Texas won’t receive much rain from it.

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