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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another Stormy Monday


By Gene Norman
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Break out the umbrellas as you head back to work and school.  For the second Monday in a row wet weather moves in and there could be a few rumbles of thunder thrown in as well.  Here's a depiction of the rain headed here by the Monday morning commute as well as a major winter storm for the Texas panhandle and most of Oklahoma:


Most of the action in Houston will be done just after lunchtime, but there could still be a few lingering showers in the afternoon.  The rain is being pushed this way by a cold front and in it's wake cool weather returns for the rest of the week.  By Tuesday, you can trade the umbrella and rain gear for sweaters and coats.  Also, after the rain moves out Monday, expect a very windy afternoon.  Dry air quickly moves in after the rain leading to rapid evaporation and elevating the fire danger.  Gusty winds are possible up to 40 mph making boating hazardous.  

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with periods of light rain developing after midnight.  Mild with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.  East to southeast winds 5-10 mph.

NORMAN NUMBER FOR MONDAY IS: 6
MONDAY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the morning commute and lasting through early afternoon.  Some storms could be briefly severe with gusty wind the main threat.  Mild with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s early, but then dropping into the low 60s in the late afternoon.  Southerly winds with the rain 10-15 mph, then becoming gusty out of the west and northwest after the rain 25-35 mph.

NORMAN NUMBER FOR TUESDAY IS: 8
TUESDAY: Sunny, breezy and much cooler.  Morning temperatures in the low 40s only rise to the mid 60s.  Steady west and northwest winds 15-20 mph.

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