Mar 13, 2024 - Climate

Rain chances increase for Houston

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Get your umbrellas out, Houston! Photo: Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images

Houston has rain in store for the next few days as severe weather threatens communities north of the city.

The big picture: The rainfall is welcome in the Houston area, which saw below-average precipitation in the latter half of 2023.

  • Yes, but: Rainfall rates have been above average so far this year, bolstered by storms in mid-January and early February, according to the National Weather Service.

Driving the news: Much of Southeast Texas can expect thunderstorms and rains starting Thursday afternoon, meteorologists say.

Threat level: Most of the severe weather, including large hail and gusty winds, will remain well north of the city, according to meteorologists.

  • Communities from College Station to Huntsville are under a marginal risk for severe weather, the first out of five in terms of severe weather threat.

What's next: Showers could linger into Friday and the weekend, which has a 50% chance of thunderstorms through Sunday.

  • Monday will likely be the first rain-free day in some time, with partly sunny skies and a projected high in the upper 60s.
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