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Houston forecast: Rain risk increases for the weekend

A few strong storms possible Sunday.

HOUSTON — If you were up early you enjoyed some of the last of the sunshine before clouds began to stream in from the southwest. 

That's an indicator of the weather we'll experience this weekend. 

Cloudy and mild along with showers and even a few thunderstorms.

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Saturday's rain chances are only between 30% and 40% so it will not be a washout of a day. Also take note of the temperatures, warming back up a bit as onshore flow resumes.

Sunday's weather will be a bit more active. 

The Storm Prediction Center has already highlighted our area for possible strong to severe thunderstorms. 

At this time that threat is a Level 1.

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A cold front will be moving in from the northwest, at the same time a bundle of energy to the south will hug the coast to enhance the rain coverage. 

Onshore winds transport unstable air into the area that the cold front will use to initiate strong to potentially severe storms Sunday afternoon.

After several inches of rain from our round of wild weather Tuesday the ground is now saturated. This presents a slightly greater risk for flash flooding. 

Rainfall totals for the most part will be manageable but depending on where the heaviest downpours set up there could be isolated high water spots.

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This weekend is the start of prolonged period of unsettled weather. Rain chances in the forecast right through Thursday of next week.

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Follow the KHOU 11 Weather Team for the latest updates on the forecast:

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