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.
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.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will increase across southern Florida as a tropical disturbance shifts northwestward from Cuba this weekend.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Hot and dry weather will greet fans and competitors at the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, New York, as play begins Monday, Aug. 29.
Slow-moving and repetitive downpours will raise the risk for flash flooding along the western Gulf Coast into early next week.
Hawaii is facing not one, but two tropical threats next week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
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A total of 3 inches of snow on peak of mountain.
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335 died in a hurricane. The most severe damage was in Savannah and Charleston.