Worry-free weekend for Houston

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! So the Houston area survived yesterday’s handful of light showers without much trouble. The good news is that we’re on the way to having a weekend without having to worry much at all about any weather.

Today and Weekend

We’ll start with clouds again this morning and partially clear them out through the day. Overall, it should be nice, with temperatures warming into the upper 70s. Yes,a sprinkle or a brief shower could pop up, but it won’t be anything serious. It will be a bit breezy, especially south of Houston. Breaks in the clouds will try to thicken back up tonight. In addition, we could also be talking about a little patchy fog in spots. Saturday will be like Friday with low morning clouds giving way to┬ásunny periods. It’s entirely possible that a brief shower or small storm pops up Saturday, but I’d bet heavily against seeing raindrops in most spots.

Models aren’t exactly bullish on rain chances Saturday, but we have to at least mention it. This particular image is a model interpretation of what could be happening around 3 PM Saturday. (Texas Tech)

 

Heading into Sunday, we’ll continue onshore flow, but I think any morning low clouds and fog will clear out a little more aggressively during the afternoon. Expect temperatures to hit around 80 or the low 80s on Saturday and low to maybe mid 80s on Sunday.

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Next Week

Not much new since yesterday on next week’s weather. We start the week just fine with partly to mostly sunny skies Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Temps will likely test the mid 80s each day. We’ll probably see a few more clouds and higher humidity late in the week as onshore flow strengthens.

The models are coming into agreement about a possible front Friday or Saturday, but it’s too early to say if we’ll see some thunderstorms from it this far south. This is worth watching for severe weather in North Texas late next week. (Weather Bell)

 

There have been some rumblings about thunderstorms and even severe weather late next week. As of now, I don’t see anything alarming for us. There could be a cold front Friday or Saturday that brings some showers or storms, but it doesn’t look too serious this far south right now. Indications are that the Houston area will be “capped,” which would keep a lid on thunderstorms down here. I will be watching this for possible severe weather in North Texas or Oklahoma though. We’ll obviously let you know if anything changes.

Quiet weather here is as good a time as ever to remind you that it is indeed springtime in Texas. It’s not a bad idea to review your plans for and knowledge of severe weather. Even if this one doesn’t look like much yet for our area, we will likely have strong to severe thunderstorms at some point between now and May. For now though, enjoy the quiet weather, and have a great weekend!

Posted at 7:55 AM Friday by Matt

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