Houston Rain Chances Improve

Houston - Aug. 8, 2015 (2)SW Flight (2)

The crew on Southwest Flight 2117 from New Orleans to Houston Hobby asked passengers to help keep their plane cool on the ground at Hobby Airport on Saturday morning by putting the window shades up.

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories from Texas to Mississippi. The combination of high temperatures and humidity will result in heat indexes as high as 110 degrees in some locations, according to NWS. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also has issued an”Ozone Action Day” for the Houston, Galveston and the Brazoria areas.  Residents and visitors are advised to conserve energy, share rides, walk or bike to places, if they can today, to decrease the ozone in the atmosphere.

Heat advisories are in effect today in the Houston area through 9 p.m. Central Time. After many days of sizzling temperatures, lawns are starting to turn brown and drainage ditches are parched and dry.  A stark contrast to the Memorial Day weekend historic flooding in Houston and nearby counties.

Daytime temperatures remain high for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the NWS Houston forecast, but there is a better for chance of thunderstorms. The forecast today is 102 degrees (high) and 78 degrees (low) with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.  It will feel like 104 – 106 degrees today, according to the NWS forecast. Wednesday’s forecast is 100 degrees (high) and 78 degrees (low) with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. Thursday’s forecast is 98 degrees (high) and 78 degrees (low) with a 20% chance of thunderstorms.

For weather updates, go to local television, radio stations and http://www.weather.gov.


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