A gradual warm-up for Houston on the way

It’s been a really, really nice start to the week if you like cool and pleasant weather. As we head toward the weekend, we’ll begin to warm things back up, as the weather pattern reverts to more typical spring for Southeast Texas. But for now, the rain chances won’t really follow.

Today

It’s another cool start to the day across the region. We’ve got mostly 40s and some 50s around this morning. We’ll warm things up again this afternoon into the upper 60s or low 70s. We’ll keep it mostly sunny, but I think you’ll notice at least a few higher clouds from time to time today. Wednesday is a bit of a transition day back to onshore flow and typical spring weather.

Tomorrow and Friday

You’ll notice that onshore flow more both visually and by feel on Thursday I think. Some low clouds should build up in spots overnight, especially closer to the coast as humidity begins to tick upward. Thursday morning won’t start nearly as cool as today and will likely be six to ten degrees warmer in spots.

Thursday morning’s temperatures won’t be as chilly as they’ve been much of this week. (Weather Bell)

Thursday afternoon may look a bit murky. Expect clouds and sun, but it will be warm. High temperatures should reach the low to mid 70s. A stray sprinkle or shower is possible also. We’ll be even a bit milder Friday morning, with lows probably in the 60s in most spots. Friday afternoon will again see a good deal of clouds mixed in with some sunshine. There could also be a sprinkle or brief shower, but that would very much be the exception, not the rule. Temperatures will warm up further, reaching the upper 70s to near 80° Friday.

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Weekend Through Next Week

Relative to this week, the forecast this weekend originally looked a bit tricky. It may not be that tricky after all.The backdoor front approaching from Louisiana this weekend may not be much of an issue and is now mostly absent from the weather models. While I’ll mention that we could see a shower or two this weekend, I’ll go on the record and say I doubt 95% of us actually end up seeing one. Temperatures this weekend should be around 80° or in the low 80s during the day and in the 60s at night. We’ll call it a mix of sun and clouds.

Total rainfall through Sunday evening looks minimal to null across most of Southeast Texas. (NWS WPC/Weather Bell)

 

Next week starts quiet with temperatures probably in the low 80s most afternoons. We could very well pull off a day or two in the mid-80s if everything comes together right. Rain chances look to stay on the low side. There may be a system mid to late week, but trends have been increasingly drier so that may not even be an issue. Overall, a heck of a quiet stretch of weather here!

Posted at 6:35 AM Wednesday by Matt

One thought on “A gradual warm-up for Houston on the way

  1. Blackhawks Fan

    Matt –

    You two have done such a great job on the weather these last few days. Please figure out a way to keep it this way for the next 7 months or so! I think we would all love for it to be like this in August.

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