On the last day of February it seems like we’re about to enter a transition period from winter to more consistently spring-like weather. In other words, we’re not going to see cold weather any time soon.
Some areas are seeing fog that should burn off later this morning. Otherwise, as moisture returns from the Gulf of Mexico, we’ll see a warm, cloudy day with highs in the mid- to upper-70s. There’s a slight chance of rain. Lows tonight won’t fall far — only into the 60s.
After another cloudy and warm day a cold front will arrive later on Tuesday. We’ll have another slight chance of rain, but a capping inversion should prevent widespread activity. Rain chances appear to be best well to the northeast of Houston. Lows should fall to around 50 degrees during the night.
Rain accumulation forecast for Monday and Tuesday. (Weather Bell)
One thing we haven’t seen a shortage of in recent weeks are nice weekends. And we’ll be adding to that with this weekend.
Expect plenty of sunshine again today. It will be a few degrees cooler than yesterday, as a reinforcing shot of cool, dry air arrived late Thursday afternoon. Just nice.
Today’s forecast high temperatures. (NOAA/NWS)
It’s cool this morning, and generally in the low 40s across the Houston metro area. Also, the winds have finally calmed down.
TODAY and FRIDAY
Houston will see mostly sunny days, with highs in the upper 60s to 70 degrees, and lows in the 40s. Conditions will be near perfect for late February.
Temperatures at the beginning of tonight’s Republican Debate will be about 60 degrees, falling to about 50 by its end. Hotter inside, I am sure! (Weather Bell)
We’ll see more of the same to start the weekend, as additional cool air moves into the region on Friday. After a cool start in the low 40s, expect sunny skies and highs near 70 degrees.
Good morning. The rain is over. The wind is coming to an end. Welcome to several days of splendid late winter weather.
Under the influence of high pressure, expect three similar days to end the work week, with highs in the mid- to upper-60s, ample sunshine, and cool nights with lows in the upper 30s for areas far inland, and in the low 40s closer to the coast. These will be great days.
It’s cold across Texas this morning, but we’ll warm up when the Sun comes out. (Weather Bell)
Good morning. A series of steady, but not too threatening rain showers and thunderstorms are moving through Houston this morning.
Showers and storms will continue to develop and move from west to east across Houston for a little while longer. The rains should end for the most part by the mid-morning hours. Much of the region should receive about 1 to 1.5 inches of rain through this morning, which is just what we needed after a very dry start to 2016.
Highs today will reach about 70 degrees. By early this afternoon a cold front will move through the area, and we’re going to see some really strong winds as the front moves in this evening and tonight. A gale warning is in effect for the metro Houston area, with gusts as high as 40 mph possible. Low temperatures tonight will fall into the mid-40s, and with the wind it will feel quite a bit cooler once the Sun goes down.
A strong low-pressure system will bring storms into Louisiana and Mississippi later today, and on its backside Texas will see very strong northerly winds. (Weather Bell)