HOUSTON – More scattered rain and thunderstorms moved into the Houston area off the coast early Wednesday afternoon.
"We need the rain since we are still officially in a drought," said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner. "And we have a good chance for rain today and early in the day tomorrow until some big changes move in."
There’s a 50-percent chance for rain Wednesday with a forecast high of 88 degrees.
Thursday the rain chance drops to 20 percent before going away entirely for the start of the weekend.
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.
We’re keeping an eye on two tropical systems: Tropical Storm Jerry is moving northeast in the Atlantic and will not affect the U.S., and closer to home in the western Caribbean, we’re watching a disturbance that has a medium chance of forming. It could bring heavy rain to the Gulf coast east of Texas early next week.
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