Houston Facing Potential Severe Weather Monday Night

By Brian Thompson, Meteorologist
November 26, 2012; 9:55 AM ET
Share |

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.


Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

  • How Did East Coast Blizzard of 2015 Play Out?

    January 29, 2015; 7:05 PM ET

    As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.


Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A


This Day In Weather History

Mid Atlantic/ Northeast (1966)
Strong coastal storm (Jan. 29th-30th). Blizzard conditions with gale-force winds; over 50 deaths, 1-2 feet of snow with drifts to over 10 feet. Snowfall amounts and wind speeds: Washington, DC 12.0 inches Baltimore, MD 12.0 inches Roanoke, VA 17.0 inches West Virginia 12-20 inches Chesapeake Bay 10-16 inches Charlotte, NC 4.4 inches Reading, PA 11.7 inches & 54 mph winds Harrisburg, PA 10.2 inches & 42 mph winds Philadelphia, PA 8.3 inches & 38 mph winds Williamsport, PA 13.0 inches & 32 mph winds Pittsburgh, PA 6.0 inches & 35 mph winds Allentown, PA 11.5 inches & 46 mph winds State College, PA 10.0 inches Newport, PA 16.0 inches

Kenner, LA (1991)
Severe damage from a tornado over a five-block area.

Mid Atlantic (1993)
Temperatures across VA & MD rise 20-25 degrees in an hour with warm frontal passage.