Rain is moving back in today: Here’s what you need to know

Temperature forecast for Dec. 17, 2019.
Temperature forecast for Dec. 17, 2019. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – We’ve finally made it out of the deep freeze but the rain is lurking for later today!

Here are three things you need to know about the weather heading into the weekend:

1. Out of the freezer!

We’re starting off running 10-20 degrees warmer this morning. Most areas are starting in the upper 40s and low 50s and the clouds have helped to keep most of the area warmer along with some warmer southwest wind above the surface.

2. A system moving in from Mexico brings back rain chances

A small disturbance will slide in from the west bringing back rain chances, mainly this afternoon and some light showers this evening. Current weather models are showing that the system will linger through most of Saturday so expect temperatures will be cool and damp in the mid 50s. We won’t see a lot of rain from it, however, it will contribute to a big soaker for Florida and mush of the SE United States. We salvage the back end of the weekend with sunny skies and highs back to 60 on Sunday.

3. Warm Christmas means shorts for Santa!

As we make the turn into the holiday week, a south wind from the Gulf will push highs into the low 70s for Christmas! While it will remain cool in the mornings, you’ll be able to break out the shorts as you wait for Santa Wednesday! Our Christmas present will be a dry holiday as the rain will hold off until the day after Christmas when you’ll be out returning those double black socks you got ...

10-day forecast for Friday Dec. 20, 2019
10-day forecast for Friday Dec. 20, 2019

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