Houston Facing Potential Severe Weather Monday Night

By Brian Thompson, Meteorologist
November 26, 2012; 9:55 AM ET
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The week will start off with drenching downpours and locally strong thunderstorms in the Houston area.

Much of the day Monday will be dry, but showers and a few gusty thunderstorms will likely develop Monday evening and Monday night.

The main threats from the storms will be heavy rainfall, damaging winds and hail. However, it is possible that a couple of the strongest storms produce a short-lived tornado.

The thunderstorms should move away in time for the morning commute on Tuesday.

The storms will be fueled by a cold front running into southerly flow of warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures will top out in the lower 80s Monday, which is about 10 to 15 degrees above normal and close to the record in Houston of 86 set in 1967.

Behind the front, it will be drier and much cooler Tuesday and Wednesday with highs back into the 60s.

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