Following the gloomy start to the week we’ll now see some sunshine.
Much drier air is now moving into Houston after Tuesday’s showers, ending the rain, and we should begin to see partly sunny skies later today. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-50s.
Mostly clear skies tonight will allow for good cooling, but I expect most of the Houston metro area to remain in the mid-30s, above freezing, on Thursday morning. After that we’ll see a really pretty day with highs in the low 60s.
We’ll see a slow warming trend for what should be a spectacular winter weekend. Highs will climb from the upper 60s on Friday to the mid-70s by Sunday. Overnight lows will rise from the low 40s on Friday morning to around 60 degrees by Sunday. Skies will remain mostly sunny.
If you’re heading to Galveston Island, expect highs in the 60s for the weekend, with partly cloudy skies. Evening and nighttime temperatures should remain around 60 degrees.
A stronger cold front should arrive next Monday or Tuesday, bringing with it our next chance of rain. While I wouldn’t rule out a freeze with that front, I don’t consider it likely.