HOUSTON -

We're not looking for a drought-busting stretch of rain, but scattered afternoon thunderstorms will be very welcome for those of us lucky to get caught in one or more this week.

A stationary front positioned north of Houston, an afternoon sea breeze, and a little help from some upper atmospheric instability will all combine to promote the rain that has seemed so elusive throughout the summer months.

Our rain chances will hover in the 20 to 30 percent range through at least Wednesday.  Not everyone will see rain on any particular day, but those who do get caught in a shower or storm could get a good soaking.  Rainfall totals could exceed an inch where the rain is heaviest, while 1/4 to 1/2 inch totals will be more common.

Severe weather is not likely, but abundant lightning, isolated wind gusts over 40mph and small hail are always a possibility with summer storms in southeast Texas.  If a storm passes through your area, stay safe by staying inside until it passes.

You can get updated radar anytime at click2houston.com/weather