HOUSTON – Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Greater Houston area Friday evening.
The system brought heavy rains, wind gusts up to 60 mph, lightning and some small hail to Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.
There were reports of several trees down in The Woodlands.
CenterPoint Energy said more than 72,000 customers were without power as of 9:27 p.m.
There were delays at both airports.
This weekend looks sunny and dry with overnight lows in the low-70s and 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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