A mostly nice weekend for Houston

After a nice, albeit warm day on Thursday, we’ll see a near-repeat today. This before a cold front gives us even nicer weather tomorrow.

Today & Saturday

No record highs were set on Thursday, though Houston did eclipse 80° for the 19th time this winter, extending our record. We should be able to make it an even 20 days today. Officially, highs should peak in the low to mid 80s after some morning clouds give way to sunshine.

Speaking of clouds, be on the lookout this morning (especially southeast of Houston), as there could be some neat wavy or rolling type low clouds. What appears to be an “undular bore” or “gravity wave” is coming through Houston this morning.

An undular bore or gravity wave was seen coming through Houston on radar this morning, as indicated by the “wavy” nature of wind velocities. (GR Level 3)

It’s not a rare event, but it’s cool when you can catch it.

You may not really notice it, but a cold front is going to plow through the region later today. The wind will shift to an offshore direction and humidity will plummet.

Dewpoints and humidity will plummet today as the cold front moves through the region. (Weather Bell)

 

This will lead to a crisp, cool night tonight with lows in 40s in most places (near 50 in the city). It also means Saturday will be epic. Highs will hit the upper 60s to near 70°, and we’ll have oodles of sunshine and low humidity. Bottle it up and save it.

(Space City Weather is sponsored this month by Darrell Lee’s The Gravitational Leap)

Sunday & Next Week

Heading into Sunday, expect to see more sunshine to start the day. Temperatures will bottom out in the 40s or low 50s Sunday morning and peak in the low 70s Sunday afternoon as cloud cover rolls in.

I can’t entirely rule out a shower or rumble of thunder Sunday, though the best chance will be late in the day and north or west of Houston. An isolated shower or storm looks possible Monday through Wednesday before another (mostly uneventful) front passes through the region next Wednesday afternoon. High temperatures in the 70s and 80s will be common before that, along with humidity. The front should knock us back into the 60s during the day and 40s and 50s at night beginning next Thursday.

Meanwhile, enjoy the very nice weather today and tomorrow!

Posted at 6:30 AM Friday by Matt

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