Houston’s surprisingly dry June weather continues until the weekend

Temperatures briefly reached the upper 60s this morning in parts of Houston, but what is more noticeable is the drier air. These pleasant conditions for June will continue for a few more days before more typical humidity returns to the area.

Thursday and Friday

Warm and sunny. With drier air and a northeasterly flow, we can expect highs in the low 90s, and overnight lows around 70 degrees. Again, the drier air should allow for more pleasant mornings and evenings. Contrast that to 16 years ago today, when Tropical Storm Allison returned to Houston on the night of the 8th and morning of the 8th, and deluged Houston.

Tropical Storm Allison returned to Houston 16 years ago, today. (NOAA)

Saturday and Sunday

We’ll remain mostly sunny, with highs around 90 degrees, but I expect humidity levels to begin rising again as winds shift out of the south. By Sunday this may allow for a few scattered showers to form during the afternoon hours, but for the most part we’re going to remain dry.

Monday

As an upper-level system moves into the area, we’re going to see some decent rain chances on Monday, but I’m not expecting anything extreme. Most likely a good chunk of the Houston area will see a few tenths of an inch of rain, while others see dark skies but no rain. More cloudy skies could limit highs to the upper 80s.

Tuesday and beyond

High pressure settles over the area, likely bringing high temperatures back into the lower 90s, and keeping lows warm in the mid-70s. This is what June in Houston often feels like in June, rather than the dry days we’re seeing now.

Posted at 7:30am CT on Thursday by Eric

 

One thought on “Houston’s surprisingly dry June weather continues until the weekend

  1. Vicki Schutter

    The house we lived in at the time is in that picture to the left. We got 3-1/2 feet of water in our townhouse. Our landlord told us we had to leave due to mold regulations that were passed after Francis (which flooded the same house), although he wanted us to buy the house from him. Even though we loved the neighborhood, we decided that 2 floods in less than 3 years made it unwise (i.e., stupid) to invest in the house. We moved to my sister’s house in the Willowbend/S. Post Oak area and bought it. (They had just moved back to Tampa.) We are still there and have never flooded … knock on wood!

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