Coastal Areas to See Much of It
The Houston area is being forecast to receive rain and high winds Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Weather Channel meteorologists say the largest threat is along the coastal areas, where there is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Jackson and Matagorda counties until 7 p.m. We can check current weather conditions anytime at Operation Stormwatch found at KTRH.com.
A cool front is sagging through the area, and this combined with a potent disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere is producing both rain along the coast and an east-ward moving mass of rain that should reach the entire Houston area late this afternoon.
For inland areas these rain showers could bring accumulations of about one-half to 1 inch of rain. Higher totals are expected to the south of Houston.
Forecasts believe across the entire Houston area there’s a slight risk of severe weather, including hail and damaging winds, accompanying this system.
All in all conditions shouldn’t be too bad in the city, but it could make for a wet drive home tonight. And you know what happens when Houston’s roads get wet. Some drivers lose their minds. Get current and accurate KTRH traffic information on air, on line and on i-HeartRadio.
Rain chances should end by Friday, and the region has another chance at a round of showers beginning late Thursday and on Friday.
It’s been nearly three weeks since the area saw significant rain.