Weekend outlook: Rain is coming

Saturday looks like wettest day around Houston

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HOUSTON - Friday through Sunday looks like our next window of opportunity to add to the rain bucket in Houston. 

We've had a drier-than-normal month so far, but hopefully we can make up our deficit in the next few days.

There is a sluggish front that will slowly work through Texas -- from northwest to southeast -- between Saturday and early Sunday.  Ahead of the front, we'll see a deep layer of moisture develop over much of the state, including Houston.  In a nutshell, we'll be left with a 30 percent chance for rain on Friday, a 60 percent chance on Saturday, and a 20 percent chance on Sunday.  Saturday will be our wettest day, as that is when the front actually swings through our area and provides the greatest atmospheric instability.

Rain totals could be impressive in spots.  The highest totals will be south and west of Houston, where 2 to 3 inches are likely.  One to 2 inches will be common in Houston.  Again, most of this rain will fall Saturday.  For anyone planning a tailgate for the Texans game on Sunday, don't be surprised if you happen to get caught in an early morning splash-and-dash shower.  As the day progresses though, our rain chances should drop quickly as we transition into another dry stretch for the majority of next week.

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