Brief cool-down, chance for late day storms Wednesday

A line of severe storms blew through the Houston area early Wednesday morning, and the area is enjoying a brief cool-down in the wake of those storms.

There is still a chance for scattered storms late Wednesday with highs only in the 70s.

The storms moved across the Houston area between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday.  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several Southeast Texas counties has expired.

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Looking ahead in the forecast, Thursday will begin with morning temperatures in the 50s and low 60s, followed by highs in the upper 80s.

A heat wave returns for Friday and the Memorial Day weekend with highs in the low to mid 90s and lots of strong sunshine.

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Tuesday storms

Southeast Texas also had a round of storms on Tuesday morning.

An interesting, quick-forming area of low pressure moved toward our area from the south on Tuesday.

The first severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for counties along the coast around 10 a.m. and then spread northward to Fort Bend County and Harris County. The warnings have since expired.

CenterPoint Energy reported more than 26,000 without power at 11:30 a.m., but service has since been restored to many.

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