Showers and storms from earlier in the afternoon are weakening rapidly now, setting the stage for a nice, breezy, warm, humid August night in Houston. 

Expect a quiet start Thursday morning, then a few scattered showers and thunderstorms toward lunch and into the afternoon. Rain chance is 40%. 

Rain chances increase Friday as a tropical wave brings a surge of tropical moisture. This will bump rain chances up to 60% on Friday and  may bring the threat for some heavy storms and isolated street flooding concerns both Friday and Saturday.


It's not much more than a swirl, but the National Hurricane Center has named a tiny system in the north Atlantic as Tropical Storm 'Chantal.' This one is expected to come and go quickly and is forecast to weaken and dissipate over the next couple of days. It is no threat to land. 

There is also a broad area of disturbed weather near the Bahamas. It has a low (20%) chance for development over the next 5 days as what there is of it drifts up the Atlantic coast of Florida. This one is no threat to us. 

Although both are weak, these two systems may be a sign that the tropics are ready to get busy. 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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