HOUSTON (KIAH) — Strong thunderstorms are impacting our area Thursday afternoon, with a few being warned for potential 60 mph wind gusts.

Potent storms will be widespread, covering much of greater Houston, during the 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. timeframe with a significant impact for evening commuters. Beware of ponding of water on the roads, along with lots of lightning. Click here to track it on radar.

CW39 – futurecast at 5 p.m.
CW39 – futurecast at 7 p.m.
CW39 – futurecast at 9 p.m.

As these storms move through, heavy rain, lightning and strong wind gusts are possible. Rain tapers off overnight, but fires up again Friday during the day, especially along and south of the I-10 corridor where more heavy downpours are possible.

CW39 Houston 7-day forecast