Tens of thousands around the Houston area lost power on Sunday morning following the passage of strong thunderstorms.
CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker stated that 103,760 customers were without power at 8:46 a.m. CDT Sunday.
The power outages occurred after violent thunderstorms rolled through early Sunday morning.
Those thunderstorms produced a 50-mph wind gust at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 5:31 a.m. CDT and dropped more than an inch of rain on the airport in two hours.
The rain and thunderstorms forced officials to delay The Houston Half Marathon and Relay by an hour, according to the event's twitter page.
Rain following the thunderstorms will persist through Sunday morning. Most of the afternoon and evening will be dry with only a stray shower or thunderstorm.
Temperatures will rebound to near 80 degrees on Sunday afternoon, which is fairly common for late October.
Aside from spotty drizzle in the morning, dry weather will dominate on Monday and will hold through Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday is when the threat for heavy showers and thunderstorms will return. Flooding is a concern.
The thumbnail image shows the rain and thunderstorms pressing through the Houston area at around 7:30 a.m. CDT Sunday.
It has rained every day so far this month, except Dec. 1 around Atlanta. That trend will continue through Tuesday.
More waves of Arctic air are in the offing for Detroit this week.
After ending the weekend on a slick note, more cold air will dominate weather headlines this week.
Philadelphia International Airport received more snow (8.6 inches) from a single storm this past Sunday than it did all of last winter, when 8.3 inches fell.
After a day of heavy snow across the mid-Atlantic, ice and rain are adding to power outages, flight delays and hazardous road conditions.
While many may dream of a white Christmas, the reality of one may not be favorable, depending on one's geographical location during the holidays.
Second great snow in 5 days: Morristown 21"; New Haven 17"; "four feet on level" in eastern Mass. - another high tide.
Sheridan, NY (1908)
Temperature dropped to -41 degrees F., all time low.
Mill city, OR (1987)
Three people were killed and two injured when a moving vehicle was smashed by a falling tree during high winds and heavy rain.