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Our longest totally dry spell of the year persists a little longer.

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That tornadoes might form from the ground up isn't a new idea, but there has been little observational evidence to support it.

Around an inch of rain is predicted to fall by Saturday morning.

The spider ended up in a web of trouble.

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The weekend looks unsettled with shower chances both days.

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Other than an isolated raindrop or snowflake, we stay dry.

The National Weather Service said it wasn't precipitation. The blob eventually broke up over western Kentucky.

And yet, by the weekend, this year will probably be the wettest on record for our area.

The Geminids promise to be the best meteor shower of the year, if the weather cooperates.

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A 4.4-magnitude earthquake and aftershock hit Tennessee and was felt more than 150 miles away in Atlanta.

We're a bit milder by this weekend, as we inch closer to making this D.C.'s wettest year on record.

You'll probably still want various levels of bundled up.

Two storm-related deaths have been confirmed, while a truck driver remains missing.

Escaping snow by such a small distance Sunday shines a light on our dwindling December amounts in recent decades.

The first fireball shot across the sky just before 5 p.m., the second around 6:40 p.m.

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Mostly sunny, tranquil weather today and tomorrow before unsettled conditions return Thursday. Heavy rain possible on Friday.

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This midwinter weather isn't giving up just yet, but milder times seem to be brewing.

Looks like Mother Nature is in the holiday spirit!

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Since 1970, Houston's average yearly rainfall has ticked up from 47 inches to about 53.

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Some areas saw a winter's worth of snow from this one storm.

Temperatures are below normal to start the week. Later this week, we could break our all-time yearly rainfall record.

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Fri.

rain
35° /48°
Drop 80%

Sat.

rain
44° /53°
Drop 80%

Sun.

rain
43° /47°
Drop 70%

Mon.

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37° /50°

Tue.

sunny_clear
33° /42°

Wed.

sunny_clear
30° /45°
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Record rain tracker

60.78”

2018's rainfall total

Record amount

61.33” from 1889

Other wettest years

60.83” (2003), 60.09” (1878), 58.17” (1886), 57.54” (1948)

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