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Howdy, Houston: my name is Jay, and here’s your weather update for Aug. 18. 2020.
It’s going to be another scorcher in Houston today, but the “it’s really the humidity” crowd can take a break. A cold front that pushed through Monday morning is helping keep the humidity relatively low throughout the day.
Some storms could pop up in the afternoon as the day heats up, but they should be isolated across Greater Houston.
HURRICANE WATCH: Atlantic disturbances have medium chance to develop
Two disturbances in the Atlantic are fairly likely to become storms, but they pose no immediate threat to Southeast Texas.
The first disturbance is in the eastern Caribbean Sea and has a 60 percent chance of development over the next five days. It is projected to be near the Yucután Peninsula by the weekend.
Its track from there remains uncertain.
A second disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has a 90 percent chance of development in five days. It should be west of the Windward Islands by then.
What You Should Wear Out: Shorts, sunglasses and maybe an umbrella
Low: 76 (overnight)
Humidity: 34 percent at 2 p.m.
Sunset: 7:56 p.m.
What Was The Weather Like Last Year: Just as hot, high of 97 degrees