A few stray showers possible, but “high” summer is coming to Houston

Good morning. We’re a day away from July, and it’s as if Mother Nature knows this. After a relatively cool late spring and early summer, we’re about to jump into Houston’s heat and humidity with both feet.

Today through Saturday

Some storms that have developed offshore early this morning are likely to work their way inward to the southern half of the Houston metro area later this morning, and during the afternoon hours. I’m not expecting anything more than brief, isolated to scattered thunderstorms, however. This pattern of a few stray storms should continue for both Friday and Saturday. Highs should climb into the mid-90s, with lows in the upper 70s. And if you think this is bad, just wait until next week.

Sunday and Beyond

As high pressure stamps its authority on the region Houston will descend deeper into summer. As most long-time residents know, high pressure during high summer means temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s, mostly sunny skies, only a very slight chance of rain and the potential for heat advisories.

High pressure builds over Texas next week (this map shows the Wednesday morning forecast from the GFS model). (Weather Bell)

High pressure builds over Texas next week (this map shows the Wednesday morning forecast from the GFS model). (Weather Bell)

 

There’s just no way to sugar coat what is coming, I’m afraid. Sorry to say, but I don’t see much relief from this pattern at any point next week.

Posted at 7:55am CT on Thursday by Eric Berger

6 thoughts on “A few stray showers possible, but “high” summer is coming to Houston

  1. Leonard Lane

    “the potential for head advisories.”
    Of course, it’s always advisable to wear a hat in the sun.

  2. Mike N.

    I’m probably in the minority, but I actually don’t mind it when it gets mid to upper 90’s, as that usually means the humidity drops and you can actually cool off in the shade, for those of us that play a lot of outdoor sports.

  3. rau susmle

    Great…. Paraphrasing Game of Thrones, “Summer Is Here.”

    As usual, thanks for the updates & your takes!

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