By Gene Norman
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Well, today was a much nicer day than anticipated; even after a foggy start. But is sure was warm and feeling a bit muggy - both factors in the change coming in Wednesday. As an upper-level disturbance moves in from the west, we have all the right ingredients for a substantial rain event. Be especially prepared for the possibility of minor street flooding for the ride home tomorrow. The image above is a computer projection of the heavy rain about to move into Southeast Texas by mid-day. Once the drops start, they may not stop until early Thursday morning and they will likely be accompanied by some thunder as well.
After that, we'll see a few mild days before a more rain over the weekend (sorry Mardi Gras revelers). That should be followed by a stronger cold front by Monday night. Looking further down the road, I still project a bitter cold blast to arrive by Valentine's Day.
TONIGHT: Increasing cloudiness with areas of fog developing overnight into the pre-dawn hours. Mild with temperatures falling to low to mid 60s. Winds from the east 5-10 mph.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR WEDNESDAY: 4
WEDNESDAY: Foggy and misty morning with rainfall steadily increasing through the day. Heavy amounts of rain could lead to flooding of low-lying areas and roads. Use caution while driving, especially during the evening rush hour when the rain could be heaviest. Showers and thunderstorms are likely overnight into early Thursday. Temperatures hover in the mid to upper 60s all day. East winds 10-15 mph.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR THURSDAY: 7
THURSDAY: Morning rain tapers off with skies slowly clearing through the afternoon. Remaining mild with temperatures beginning in the upper 50s in the morning, climbing to the upper 70s by afternoon. Southwest winds 5-10 mph.
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