HOUSTON – 2020 is kicking off with rain returning to the area! Will it affect your first morning commute back to work in the new year? Here are three things you need to know about the forecast as you jump into 2020.
Wet Finish to New Year’s Day
Light rain will turn into moderate rain showers and some isolated heavier downpours as the first wave moves in through the night. No flooding concern but ponding especially in areas with poor drainage is possible. Overall, we’re looking at 1-2′' of rain expected are wide with isolated 2+'' possible in coastal counties.
Slick Thursday morning commute
Scattered downpours are possible through the Thursday morning commute. Roads will be wet and the commute could be slow due to inconvenient weather. The heaviest rain will be early AM until around lunch, but scattered showers will stay in the forecast through Thursday afternoon. Dry weather is expected to move in Thursday night eventually leading to some isolated patchy fog Friday morning.
Sunny and cool first weekend of 2020
The wet weather will be clearing out for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are looking good with seasonable weather. A nice cool start for setting up the tailgate for the Texans playoff game Saturday afternoon!