Heavy rains cause messy commute for Thursday

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Britta Merwin - Meteorologist

HOUSTON - The morning commute will be wet and stormy as a fast-moving system dumps heavy rains across the Houston area.

Storms moved through the area Thursday morning, dropping a quick 1 to 2 inches of rain and leaving behind slick roads.

With such small rainfall totals, flooding is not a concern, but wet roads during the morning commute could cause issues, so it's important to use caution and take it slow.

Behind the quick moving weather system, winds will start to pick up with gusts that could hit between 30 and 40 mph. 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory starting at 2 p.m. Thursday that will last through 3 p.m. Friday. 

According to meteorologist Britta Merwin, the chance for “wintry precipitation” that had popped into the forecast is quickly diminishing, so spotting a snow flurry Friday morning is out of the forecast.

Temperatures will drop into the 40s for overnight into Friday and it will feel like the 30s Friday morning due to the high winds.

Ground temperatures will be well above freezing, so even if wintry precipitation hits Houston, it will not cause issues on the roads.

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