Houston forecast: Chance for afternoon showers; Ozone Watch in effect

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 21, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Updated Monday, May 21 at 12:57 PM

HOUSTON—There will be light winds and plenty of sunshine Monday, but there is also a chance for afternoon showers, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul said. 

Monday kicked off with lows in the lower-70s and highs are expected to top off near 90 degrees and there is a 20-percent chance for rain.
There could be a few thunderstorms develop in the north and move south this afternoon. In fact, computer models suggest we may see some activity pop up around 3 p.m.
“Those thunderstorms that do develop could be strong. There is going to be enough energy in the atmosphere to produce some gusty wind out of some of those storms, so we will be on the radar this afternoon,” said Paul.
There is also an Ozone Watch in effect today so sensitive groups—small children, the elderly and people with any respiratory illness—should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
“The ozone peaks in the late afternoon, so if you want to avoid the ozone altogether, stay in the air conditioning between 4 and 7 o’clock (p.m.) and you will be just fine,” said Paul.
The extended forecast shows highs will remain near 90 degrees for the rest of the work week, but after tomorrow, rain chances will be slim to none.

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