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Published on June 14, 2024
Houston Embraces Sunny Skies and Highs in Mid-90s, Potential Thunderstorms Forecasted as Juneteenth NearsSource: Unsplash/ Alisa Matthews

Residents in Houston can look forward to sunny skies today with highs nearing the mid-90s, though the heat index may climb as high as 102, a calm breeze will turn northeast in the afternoon according to the National Weather Service. The evening promises mostly clear conditions, dipping to a comfortable mid-70s, while the weekend maintains this sunny disposition, despite a creeping southeast wind.

By Sunday, Houstonians could see the mercury rise again to the low 90s, however, there's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms post-1pm with a 40% chance of precipitation, the winds picking up some gusto, gusting as high as 20 mph, the oncoming week expects to rattle the region with showers and thunderstorms, particularly on Monday where the likelihood of precipitation soars to 80%.

As Juneteenth approaches, those in Houston will not only mark a historic day but will also navigate likely showers and thunderstorms, the National Weather Service signals a 60% chance of precipitation, interspersed with partly sunny intervals.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has announced a slight risk of severe thunderstorms stretching from Northern Kansas across Southern and Eastern Nebraska into Western Iowa and from Eastern Montana into Western North Dakota, these storms, attributed to a broad upper trough from the Northwest into the northern Rockies/Plains, promise to bear wind and hail as primary concerns the intricate dance of atmospheric conditions will sustain severe storm potential Saturday from the Mid Missouri Valley to parts of Wisconsin and from eastern Montana into the western Dakotas which is highlighted in their latest forecast discussion.