A gray day, a gray week, a new year

In honor of the Houston region finally reaching consistently winter-like conditions, we open today weather post with a simple haiku.

A gray day, today

A gray week, this week, all week

Finally, it’s winter

TODAY

Most areas are seeing partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies this morning after overnight lows dipped down to about 40 degrees. Highs today will reach the upper 50s. After sunset light, misting rain will be possible during the overnight hours.

WEDNESDAY

Probably the nicest day this week, with highs near about 60 degrees and perhaps a little bit of sunshine. Not much, but a little.

NEW YEARS EVE

A gray affair. Light rain is possible, with highs only in the mid-50s. It’s really challenging to try and time rain on Thursday, but we certainly can’t rule it out during the evening and nighttime hours of revelry. It will be cloudy, regardless, and cool, with nighttime temperatures in the 40s.

GFS model forecast for rain accumulation on New Year's Eve from 6 p.m. to midnight.

GFS model forecast for rain accumulation on New Year’s Eve from 6 p.m. to midnight.

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY-SATURDAY

Rain chances actually appear to be a bit higher on Friday and Saturday, with a few tenths of an inch of rain possible. We’ll remain cold and gray regardless. Nighttime temperatures should remain comfortably above freezing in Houston, but areas far north (Huntsville, maybe?) could see a wintry mix.

SUNDAY 

Hark, is that sunshine in the forecast? After a gray week Sunday appears to reflect its namesake, although highs will remain in the 50s. The morning starts out cold, however, so pack warmly for any tailgating activities.

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