Month: February 2016

Good morning. We’re starting to see light to moderate rain showers move into the Houston area from the northwest, which is being driven by a weak cool front. More dynamic weather is ahead after that.

TODAY

As the cool front nears the coast it should stall, and we’ll see this rain end during the late morning or early afternoon hours. Highs today should be in the mid-70s as this first front won’t pack much of a punch. Lows tonight will be around 60 degrees.

TUESDAY

Another, considerably stronger cold front will reach Houston sometime during the middle of the day on Tuesday, and this will bring much windier, and cooler conditions. This current of fast moving air in the lower levels of the atmosphere, also known as a “jet,” will also bring the possibility of storms before and during its arrival. While the most favorable conditions will be over coastal Louisiana and further east, Houston may also see a few scattered tornadoes and hail. Rain showers and storms are most likely from Tuesday morning through the early afternoon hours, before ending after the front’s passage. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible north of Houston, with one-half inch of rain or less closer to the coast.

Severe weather outlook for Tuesday and Tuesday night. (NOAA)

Severe weather outlook for Tuesday and Tuesday night. (NOAA)

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It was a really nice Thursday in Southeast Texas, but a few hundred miles to our northwest, it was downright summer-like. Amarillo hit the mid-80s, but Kansas stole the show. Garden City, KS hit 89 degrees, Russell hit 88 degrees, and Dodge City hit 87 degrees, all of which likely set new records for warmest February day on record.

Plot of cities that set or approached record temperatures Thursday afternoon. (CoolWx.com)

Plot of cities that set or approached record high temperatures Thursday afternoon. (CoolWx.com)

For us, it’s going to continue warming up, but we will avoid the plague of obscene heat for awhile yet.

TODAY

After some low clouds in parts of the region this morning, we will clear out and enjoy a mostly nice afternoon. Sunshine will help warm us to around 80° or into the low-80s in spots. Dewpoints will hit the low or mid 60s this afternoon, which means you’ll notice the humidity but it won’t feel too oppressive.

3 PM dewpoint forecast for Southeast Texas. (Weather Bell)

3 PM dewpoint forecast for Southeast Texas. (Weather Bell)

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Good morning. We’re off to a cool start in the mid-40s, but that won’t last. Warm days are coming.

TODAY-SATURDAY

After a cool, dry Wednesday and Wednesday night winds are now moving in from the Gulf of Mexico, and we’ll begin to see warmer and eventually more humid weather. This means we’ll have three mostly sunny days with highs around 80 degrees and lows around 60. Strengthening southerly winds should mean that, by Saturday, conditions are fairly muggy for late February.

Your relative humidity on Saturday morning. (Weather Bell)

Your relative humidity on Saturday morning. (Weather Bell)

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Good morning, it’s another clear, cool morning and we’re going to warm up to a beautiful day.

TODAY

Another weak front has moved through, providing us with more dry air today and tonight. Highs should be in the mid-70s and lows tonight in the low 50s. Humidity will be non-existent.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

Over the next three days we’re going to see winds gradually swing out of the southeast. This will set the stage for three warm (for winter) days with highs around 80 degrees, lows around 60, and mostly sunny skies. We’ll also see humidity levels creep back up.

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Sorry for the late post this morning, folks. I’m still having some server issues that I’m trying to resolve.

TODAY-THURSDAY

High pressure will reign for the next few days, allowing for warm days with highs generally in the upper 70s and low temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s, depending on where you live. Obviously the warmer nights will be the near the coast. We’ll continue to see mostly sunny skies.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

We’ll see increasing clouds as winds swing back out of the south, allowing daytime temperatures to probably crack into the lower 80s for some parts of the region. Nights will be warmer, too, with lows only falling to around 60 degrees. Expect partly sunny days. Very spring-like weather.

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