Houston is enjoying fine, cool weather this morning, with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s across Montgomery County down to around 60 degrees at the coast. If only this would last, but we know it won’t.
Expect mostly sunny skies today as high pressure persists for most of the day over Houston, with high temperatures rising to about 80 degrees. At some point this afternoon or evening we’ll see the resumption of winds from off the coast. Lows tonight should still get into the low 60s for most of Houston.
A similar day to Monday, although slightly warmer for the region, and with the persistent onshore flow we’ll see a much warmer night, with overnight lows into Wednesday morning about 10 degrees warmer.
For a couple of days we’ve been watching the possibility of a cool front on Wednesday with a “will it or won’t it” question as to whether it will move all the way through the Houston area. Now it looks like the front will indeed make it through, and now the question is its potential for rain. Conditions are more favorable for rain north of Houston than over central or southern parts of the region, and even then I don’t think we’re looking at more than a tenth of an inch, or two. Highs in the mid-80s.
The cool front will give us a brief reprieve in overnight temperatures, and I expect central and northern parts of Houston will have a chance to get into the upper 50s on Thursday morning before another warm day in the mid-80s. Less humidity will also feel nice—but it won’t last.
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