Warm, muggy weather for Houston before a strong cold front Saturday

Good morning. Houston will have a few warm, muggy days before a cold front moves through on Saturday and brings us several days of absolutely gorgeous weather.

Wednesday

After intermittent heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday, moisture levels are still fairly high today across the area. This will lead to some scattered showers today, especially during the afternoon hours due to daytime heating. These storms shouldn’t be too concerning, and probably won’t last too long where they pop up. Otherwise, skies should be partly sunny, and highs will rise into the low 80s.

Thursday and Friday

As some high pressure mixes into the area we’re going to see lower rain chances to end the work week, although it still seems as though we may squeeze out a few showers along the afternoon sea breeze. The more noticeable feature will be temperatures—expect them to rise into the mid-80s with fairly high humidity. Nights will offer little relief, with temperatures only falling to around 70 degrees.

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Saturday

Some uncertainty remains about the weather on Saturday, but for now both the GFS and European model are showing fairly unfavorable conditions for rainfall along, and ahead of a cold front. I think we could still see some scattered, light rain with the front’s passage—which seems likely to move through during the middle of the day—but nothing too significant. I think we’ll end up with a muggy morning on Saturday and much drier, and cooler weather by the time the sun goes down in the evening.

The GFS model this morning has sped up the front, bringing it almost all the way through Houston by noon on Saturday. (Weather Bell)

Sunday through Tuesday

It’s looking like we’re going to see three solid mornings in the low 50s across most of the Houston area (likely around 60 degrees along the coast), and much drier air. These will be sunny, rain-free days with near perfect weather. And I’d advise enjoying them, as it looks like we’re headed toward the upper 80s, if not 90 degrees, before the end of the month.

Posted at 6:50am CT on Wednesday by Eric

4 thoughts on “Warm, muggy weather for Houston before a strong cold front Saturday

  1. Flypusher

    Eric, What’s your best educated guess for weather conditions for the Houston Science March going on downtown Saturday, with a 9am – 3pm time window?

  2. Matt

    Nice downpour in Katy at about 6:30 this morning, but now it’s beautiful blue skies as far as I can see!

    Hope everyone gets out and enjoys the pretty day!

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