Houston forecast: Afternoon rain, storms possible

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 10 at 1:14 PM

HOUSTON -– An approaching cool front will bring a chance for thunderstorms to the Houston area early Wednesday afternoon, KHOU 11 Meteorologist Chita Johnson said.

Morning temperatures were in the 70s across southeast Texas.

“Starting off early this morning we are nice and dry under cloudy skies, but we’ll see an increasing chance for rain throughout the morning hours,” said Johnson. “As we move into your afternoon hours, that’s when the main front will start to push through.”

There’s a 70-percent chance for rain as a line of showers and thunderstorms moves in from the northwest. As the storms roll in, the best chance for severe weather, including hail and straight line winds, is in our northern areas near Conroe, Humble, Cleveland and Huntsville.

The winds will shift from the south to the north as we go into the afternoon.

By 7 p.m., the storm system will be off the coast, but it will be replaced by cold air. Some lingering showers are possible Wednesday night as the temps drop into the 50’s and 60’s.

The cold air stays around on Thursday along with a few clouds. You’ll wake up to temps in the 40’s before it gradually warms up to the 60’s in the afternoon.

A warming trend begins Friday as temps make their way to 80 degrees on Sunday under sunny skies

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