Thousands Lose Power in Houston After Strong Storms

Published October 27, 2013

| AccuWeather

Tens of thousands around the Houston area lost power on Sunday morning following the passage of strong thunderstorms.

CenterPoint Energy Outage Tracker stated that 103,760 customers were without power at 8:46 a.m. CDT Sunday.

The power outages occurred after violent thunderstorms rolled through early Sunday morning.

Those thunderstorms produced a 50-mph wind gust at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 5:31 a.m. CDT and dropped more than an inch of rain on the airport in two hours.

The rain and thunderstorms forced officials to delay The Houston Half Marathon and Relay by an hour, according to the event's twitter page.

Rain following the thunderstorms will persist through Sunday morning. Most of the afternoon and evening will be dry with only a stray shower or thunderstorm.

Temperatures will rebound to near 80 degrees on Sunday afternoon, which is fairly common for late October.

Aside from spotty drizzle in the morning, dry weather will dominate on Monday and will hold through Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday is when the threat for heavy showers and thunderstorms will return. Flooding is a concern.

The thumbnail image shows the rain and thunderstorms pressing through the Houston area at around 7:30 a.m. CDT Sunday.

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