A decent fall weekend for Houston

After a gray start, Thursday turned out to be pretty nice in Houston proper. Actually, Thursday was about as California of a day as you can find in Houston. It really did feel nice. Clouds were a bit more stubborn north and west of Houston. Things should change there today. Friday is starting off cool and somewhat crisp. It looks like we warm up again this weekend and next week, but we should stay safely under the obscene levels we hit earlier this week. The details…

Friday through Sunday

We’re starting this morning on the cool side for sure. Middle or upper 40s dominate north and west, with low or mid-50s dominating south and east.

A chilly start north and west of Houston today! (NOAA)

Expect a pretty nice day today. Any clouds or fog south and west should fade. It’ll be partly to mostly sunny and mild, with temperatures warming up this afternoon into the 60s to about 70° in spots. A quiet and pleasant night tonight; expect morning lows on Saturday to be about one to four degrees warmer than this morning on average. Likewise, daytime highs will be similarly warmer with a mix of clouds and sun. As of now we don’t expect any rain Saturday. But a sprinkle or shower may be possible late, well south of Houston.

How about Sunday? Well, we’ll see an onshore flow return, along with clouds, so expect a much warmer start to the day (low 60s on average). During the afternoon, there will be a few scattered showers around. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy skies dominate, and we’ll top off in the mid-70s or perhaps upper-70s with enough sunshine.

You may dodge a few raindrops in a few spots on Sunday, but otherwise, the weekend is looking pretty good. (NWS Houston)

So, weekend plans outdoors? I’d try to do them Saturday, but if you have to go Sunday, odds still favor you probably getting through the day without issue..

Next Week

For those of you looking for a continuation of the current weather into next week, I don’t exactly have the best news. As Eric has discussed, we expect a pretty steady warm up through the week, Temperatures will probably peak around 80°, especially as we get into the back half of the week. Looking at some other data, I wouldn’t be floored to see a day in the low or even mid-80s show up Thursday or Friday. The good news is that we still expect another front around Friday or Saturday that would cool us back down. Weather models are still sorting things out so specifics are tough to pin down. As of right now I wouldn’t be shocked to see similar to even cooler temperatures than we’re currently experiencing by next weekend. We’ll track it for you all the way.

As far as rain next week, there will be a few very minor chances here and there, but most of us will probably get through most of the week dry. For now, enjoy the nice weather we currently have!

5 thoughts on “A decent fall weekend for Houston

  1. Wes

    Any comments or thoughts on the NOAA declaration that La Niña is in effect? Are we really gonna see another sweltering winter?

  2. Paul

    I know Houstonians want some “change of seasons” weather. But what we have is Chamber-of-Commerce-worthy, and those of us who spent time in our youth with the drudgery of shoveling snow, slush and frozen mud while shivering in a howling wind are just loving this.

    1. Dane

      Speak for yourself. This past winter was my first in a climate without snow. I’d take snow 180 days a year over sweat 351 days a year.

  3. Clay

    I’m with Paul. We’ve had weather that Miami brags about and seldom offers. If I never see another snowflake…

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