Sunday, 7:50am CT— Labor Day weekend rolls on and so does our mostly quiet weather. Given what’s needed for relief and recovery efforts across the region, this about as good a forecast as you could hope for in early September.
Today and Labor Day
Expect similar weather both today and tomorrow to what we’ve been seeing the last couple days. It should be mainly sunny, hot, and humid both days. High temperatures will top off in the lower 90s in much of the area. Morning lows will be in the low-to-mid-70s. We did have one or two very isolated showers around the area yesterday, and I suppose we could do the same today and tomorrow. But for the most part, the odds strongly favor you not seeing rain through Monday. Also, air quality will remain stagnant, so you’ll continue to notice haze in the area.
Tuesday and Wednesday
Gulf moisture begins to increase on Tuesday, ahead of our midweek cold front. As this happens, we should note a few more showers and storms in the area Tuesday afternoon and evening. Again, this won’t be serious stuff, and there’s a better chance that most of you won’t see rain.
In fact, total rainfall through Wednesday morning should be about a quarter inch or less on average.
The front passes through the area from north to south Wednesday morning or afternoon, ending the rain threat and dropping dewpoints (humidity) from the 60s and low 70s into the comfortable 50s!
For the foreseeable future beyond Wednesday, things look spectacular. Expect ample sunshine, comfortable humidity driven by some offshore flow, and temperatures that are pleasant for Houston during the first third of September. Highs will top off in the 80s, and nighttime lows will generally be in the 60s for a few days beyond Wednesday. We will gradually warm up back up over the weekend, but we should continue to keep the humidity fairly comfortable for September.
Weather models continue to keep Hurricane Irma away from the Central and Western Gulf over the longer-term, so it remains of no real concern for Texas at this point. This continues to look like a close call for Florida and the East Coast however. There’s still a very high degree of uncertainty as to Irma’s final outcome there, and a number of puzzle pieces will fall into place the next few days to clarify that. Hopefully some more confident forecasts for those folks tomorrow or Tuesday. We also aren’t seeing much of anything behind Irma that would worry us in Texas. So for our backyard, things look alright at this point, and we can continue to focus on recovery efforts. Eric and I will of course continue to keep you posted.
Posted at 7:50 AM Sunday by Matt