Heavy rain drenches Houston area ahead of cold front

By Justin Stapleton - KPRC Weekend Meteorologist

HOUSTON - The morning commute was a wet one. A cold front is on the move and brought thunderstorms and downpours as it passed through the greater Houston area and down along the coast.

The storms dropped about half an inch to an inch of rain per hour, which made for very slick roads as people headed out Wednesday morning. 

Temperatures will stay warm this morning in the upper 70s but will fall into the low 70s and upper 60s as the front passes through.

The rain eventually tapered off later Wednesday morning, leading to mostly cloudy skies for much of the day. The clouds will slowly clear by late afternoon.

Temperatures will rebound back into the mid-70s later Wednesday, but it will be much less humid than it has been for the past few days. 

Wednesday night will be noticeably cooler with overnight lows in the upper 50s and low 60s and a mostly cloudy but pleasant day Thursday with highs in the low 70s.

As the weekend approaches, we will warm back up into the mid-80s with a slight chance for some showers to drift in from a disorganized area of low pressure moving east through the Gulf of Mexico.

While we're not expecting it to turn into a tropical disturbance, we could see elevated rain chances by Sunday before the next cold front slams through the area on Monday. 

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