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.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Detroit.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Cleveland.
Dense fog encompassed the city of London Wednesday morning, delaying flights and halting the morning commute.
Yet another blast of arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
After a severe ice storm knocked out power for thousands last weekend, the weather ahead is looking brighter for the city.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Pittsburgh.
Kent, WA (near Seattle) (1969)
Waterspout moved inland over Kent, south of Seattle; 5 mile path, damage to residences; 0 killed.
The West (1995)
Monster storm slams into coast. Winds gusted to nearly 120 mph at Sea Lion Caves, OR. 80 mph winds at San Francisco, CA. 12.25" of rain fell in Marin, CA. 1.5 million people in the Bay area without power.
Charleston, SC (1899)
3.9" snow; greatest single storm total and 24- hour total for city.