Rain on the way for Saturday

By Khambrel Marshall - Meteorologist, 'Newsmakers' Host, Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor, Britta Merwin - Meteorologist

HOUSTON - Heavy rain Saturday is staying mostly off the coast for now. Expect an increase in rain activity inland as we head into the highest temperatures of the day.

Rain chances for the area are 30% to 40% unless you're heading east of the region, where those chances will go way up. There are higher rain chances of 40% to 60% for coastal counties.

The good news is that the temperatures will be a bit cooler than in days past, mostly in the low 90s.

Expect similar conditions but less chance of rain Sunday and only about a 20% chance for Monday.

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Labor Day cold front?

A cold front is still expected to arrive in Southeast Texas by Labor Day weekend. While it won’t push temperatures down a lot, it will drop humidity levels and make the weather feel a lot more comfortable.

Tropics

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Tropical Depression 5 has formed in the Atlantic and is about 850 miles east-southeast of Barbados with sustained winds of 35 mph and moving west at 12 mph.

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The National Hurricane Center projects this storm will grow to hurricane strength by Wednesday and will be named Dorian as it nears Puerto Rico. It is important to watch and see if it enters the Gulf of Mexico by late next weekend or curves northward.

Another system being monitored off the East Coast of Florida has a 90% chance of becoming a named storm, as well, and is forecast to track Northeast, away from the East Coast of the United States. There will be no impacts to Texas from the Florida storm. Chantal has become a remnant area of low pressure in the North Atlantic. Get more information in the Hurricane Headquarters section.

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