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Tropical Storm Harold spawned only light rain in Greater Houston

Houston Chronicle newsroom meteorologist Justin Ballard discusses the chances for tropical weather to bring rain or relief from triple-digit temperatures.


A satellite image of Tropical Storm Harold over South Texas.


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With the recent storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico, some Houstonians got a bit of relief Tuesday as certain areas got a bit of much-needed rain.

As Tropical Storm Harold moved in along the far southern edge of Texas, its far outer bands produced some scattered showers in the area, mostly south of Houston. And there is the possibility this could be a small signal of what several other storm systems developing in the Atlantic might have in store for us.

In the audio above, Houston Chronicle newsroom meteorologist Justin Ballard told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen Tuesday morning, "there is a chance for some showers and storms but more likely for areas like League City and Pasadena."

Unfortunately, Houston will most likely only see a little bit of drizzle versus a downpour like areas farther south.

But there should be some relief in the form of slight temperature drops down to the upper 90s or mid-90s. However, once again, the relief will be short lived with the triple digit highs expected to return for the rest of the week.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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