HOUSTON — Deep tropical moisture continues to move in from the Gulf of Mexico and this will keep our tropical downpours in place through Saturday. As of Friday afternoon, isolated areas have already picked up 3 inches of rain, and more is on the way. This brings street flooding concerns for many. Exercise caution while driving and avoid flooded area. Never cross inundated roadways
We need the rain with the latest drought monitor including Harris County under abnormally dry conditions.
Next week the rain moves out and it is all about the heat! Temperatures return the upper 90's.
Looking ahead (which of course things can change) we may see our first cool front around Labor Day. Fingers crossed if you're ready for some change.
Tropical Depression 'Chantal' is expected to be nothing but a remnant low in the next 24 to 48 hours. It is no threat to land and well out in the open Atlantic waters.
There is a disturbance that is close to the eastern Florida peninsula. It has a very high (90%) chance for development over the next 5 days and will likely be the next Tropical Depression by Saturday. This one is no threat to us, but will bring locally heavy rain and storms for parts of the Bahamas and south and central Florida this weekend.
Another area we are monitoring is currently a tropical wave located 1300 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands. This system currently has a 50% chance for development over the next 5 days. We're tracking it, but it's nothing for you to worry about over the weekend.
Be sure to watch the weather at least once a day on KHOU11 News and stay weather aware with us as we enter the busy time of hurricane season.
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