HOUSTON — Deep tropical moisture continues to work its way inland from the gulf. This combined with ample heating has allowed for pockets of heavy rain to develop. Look for widespread showers and storms to continue through the late afternoon hours.
If you don't get a drink of water today, you may be out of luck. As we head into next week, things dry out and heat up. We could see temps back into the upper 90s as we head into Labor Day weekend with garden variety shower chances.
I am watching a cold front that may slip in here by next weekend but it doesn't look nearly as strong as it did a few days ago. I figured it was too good to be true.
We're now a week away from September and having grown up here, I've come to realize September is fools gold regarding cooler weather.
In fact, Houston's all-time hottest temperature of 109°F was set in September. So if you're looking for cooler weather, it's certainly possible by the end of the month but I wouldn't hold your breath.
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dorian will move towards the Leeward Islands over the next few days where currently a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for some of the other islands in the chain.
Dorian could briefly become a hurricane as it passes south of Puerto Rico by Wednesday. After that, the outlook on Dorian is grim. All computer model guidance dissipates the system as it moves over Hispaniola becoming nothing more than a rain maker for parts of Florida. The threat from Dorian on the mainland US appears to be limited at best.
There is a disturbance (Invest 98L) that is close to the eastern Florida peninsula. It has a very high (80%) chance for development over the next 5 days and will likely be the next Tropical Depression within the next few days. 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. The Hurricane Hunters are expected to fly this system Saturday afternoon.
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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