HOUSTON — Don't forget it is a back to school Monday.. and that will be the trend over the next two weeks with different districts heading back to school.
Today it will be hot, humid, with a rain chance and pushing repeat the next couple of days. The daily chances for afternoon showers and storms will continue over the next five to seven days as Southeast Texas finally settles into a more typical summer pattern.
Even though rain chances will increase, not every location will see rain every day. Most chances will remain isolated, but those who see rain could receive a quick 1-2 inches in any downpours.
Any rain at this point is welcomed rain. Drought conditions across our area continue to worsen. Our latest drought monitor was released Thursday and, as expected, it expanded.
We've now checked off three names on the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane names list: Alex, Bonnie and Colin.
And we have some new movement in the tropics! A wave off the coast of Africa has a 40% chance of development in the next five days. It looks to very slowly develop in the central Atlantic by the middle of next week. We'll keep you posted.
We have an updated projection on hurricane season as we head into the peak of it. With La Niña conditions expected to continue giving way to above-normal sea surface temperatures, the outlook still favors an above-normal season.
The latest predictions have been slightly scaled back from the previous projection.
NOAA has identified a few pockets of cooler sea surface temps, which is why it adjusted its projection of 14-21 named storms to 14-20 named storms. Colorado State has also scaled back ever so slightly going from 19 named storms to 18.