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Houston forecast: Scattered storm chances for Memorial Day

Overall, Memorial Day will be ok but scattered downpours and storms are possible during the afternoon.

HOUSTON — Sunday will be fairly similar to our Saturday. We'll have a bit more cloud cover building into the afternoon with highs near 90, and a stray passing shower late in the afternoon.

Air quality should finally start to improve across the area for the start of the week.

We have another air quality alert for Sunday as higher levels of ozone will make conditions unhealthy outside for those with respiratory issues.

High pressure centered over Texas is leading to a stagnant air mass and lack of mixing. This means pollutants and irritants remain close to the surface and impact the quality of life.

The bottom line is to avoid strenuous outdoor activity, especially if you have respiratory issues. Otherwise, enjoy the sunshine through the holiday weekend.

READ: What is an Air Quality Alert?

Memorial Day weekend forecast

The isolated shower or storm we could see on this Sunday afternoon just driven by the daytime heating We are not expecting anything organized - yet.

As we head into Monday, models are showing we'll have enough lift and moisture in the atmosphere to ring out a couple heavier afternoon downpours. Keep the umbrella handy.

This thanks to an upper level piece of energy that will pivot through the region.  this could support the development of a little more widespread even into Tuesday, but most plans should be ok.

Check current bayou and stream levels here.

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