Needed Rains Headed to Houston

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
September 20, 2013; 5:14 AM ET
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Tropical disturbances and a front will bring the potential for drenching rain and moisture for parts of the southern United States, including Houston.

An approaching cold front Friday and Saturday, from fellow Texan city, Dallas, will draw in tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and assist in bringing much needed rain to the drought stricken area.

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A tropical disturbance or two may be lurking just offshore as well.

On Friday evening, the city experienced heavy rain and thunderstorms. However, the greatest frequency and severity of storms will span late Friday night into Saturday.

These storms will bring much awaited rain to the drought-stricken city but will not bring any prolonged rains to the area.

A couple heavy morning thunderstorms will move into the area late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

The city should be wary of flash flooding.

Storms will continue on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies and a couple of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours.

Temperatures on Saturday will cool down a bit with highs in the upper 70s.

Storms will move out of Houston sometime Saturday and the front will move eastward along the upper Gulf Coast later during the weekend.

Mostly sunny skies and humidity will return to the city on Sunday for the first official day of fall and the city's 18th annual Texas Home and Garden Show in Reliant Park.

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