Lightning is the suspected cause of several house fires.
Jersey Village area
A Cypresswood Drive between Ella and Mirror Lake
Interstate 10 near Lockwood
Rain poured down on Mark Boyle in Katy about 11:30 a.m.
It was raining in Sugar Land about 11:30 a.m.
People tried to stay as dry as they could while they were out in the rain. One man used a poncho.
A young girl used a Hello Kitty umbrella to avoid getting soaked.
A man used a pizza box to keep his head dry.
Gray skies were over the Houston area through the middle of the day.