Rain looking more certain for Saturday

A vigorous storm system may dump from two to four inches around Houston.

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HOUSTON - Houston's been much drier than normal so far in September. All that's about to change as we head into the weekend. 

An abundance of atmospheric moisture will settle into Texas over the next couple of days. That moisture will combine with a developing storm coming out of Mexico into south Texas as we enter the weekend to bring us an almost certain chance for rain from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.  Expect a near-100 percent chance for rain by Saturday afternoon, with the chances tapering off through Sunday

By the time all is said and done, rainfall totals could be in the 2-inch range, give or take.  The best chance for rainfall greater than 2 inches (Isolated 4-inch totals) will be from the metro Houston area to the south.  Well north of the city rainfall will likely average between one and two inches.

The weather will certainly put a damper on a lot of people's plans, as it comes when the majority of people have the day off. Also, with festival season, college football and Texans football all in full swing this time of year, there are a lot of outdoor events that will be impacted.  If there's one thing we all know, though, it's that we can't control Mother Nature.  It's best to just work around the inconvenience and make the best of a less-than-perfect situation.

On the up-side, the rain will do two things for us. First, it'll keep our temperatures down. Cloudy skies and rain from Saturday through at least the first half of Sunday should result in temperatures only in the low 80s for highs.  Second, the rain will help us to stay one step ahead of the Texas drought that, while not currently impacting Houston, is still having at least a marginal impact on about 75 percent of the state. 

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