On the heels of Hurricane Isaac, there is a disturbance festering in the northern Gulf of Mexico that may turn into a tropical system in the next couple of days.
Coincidentally, this cluster of storms is left over from the remnants of Isaac itself! The storms were lingering off the coast of Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday evening.
The development of this system is highly questionable. It's only got a couple of days to get its act together before a cold front sweeps down from the north on Saturday and kicks it east into Florida. The cold front will ensure that, whether or not the disturbance develops into something organized, it will not affect Houston.
The cold front, however, will have a BIG impact on our weather. After a sweltering stretch to start September, the front will bring a few storms to the area on Saturday and then much cooler and less humid by Sunday. In fact, highs will hover near 90 through the first half of next week with overnight lows in the 60s! This front will mark the first preview of the fall season for us and, as many in the area will likely admit, it can't get here fast enough!