Month: October 2015

Good morning, and welcome to my weekday morning update on conditions ahead for the greater Houston area.

TODAY

It’s a bit warmer this morning, with lows only in the upper 60s for most of Houston. Today we’ll see partly sunny conditions and highs in the mid-80s before a weak cool front  moves through around noon or shortly thereafter. Lows tonight will fall off fairly quickly after sunset, into the 50s for most of the area. Read More…

Beautiful weather ahead — until this weekend

Posted by Eric Berger at 6:44 AM

Good morning, and welcome to my weekday morning update on conditions ahead for the greater Houston area.

TODAY

It’s a pleasant morning across Houston with temperatures in the low 60s. After yesterday’s breeze the winds have fallen to only about 5 mph out of the north. High temperatures today under sunny skies will climb to about 80 degrees.

In short, it’s going to be spectacular.

THREE DAYS

Wednesday and Thursday will also be sunny, although a bit warmer, with highs in the low- to mid-80s. Nighttime lows should remain in the low 60s. Read More…

It’s a cool, gusty morning but the rains have finally ended.

LAST WEEKEND

Houston was a soggy mess, but for a region that generally received 6 to 11 inches of rain we came through the event remarkably well.

Two-day rain accumulations for Houston. (HCOEM)

Two-day rain accumulations for Houston. Click to enlarge. (HCOEM)

 

A combination of dry soils and relatively moderate rainfall rates, especially at the beginning of things on Saturday, helped the city’s bayous cope with all that rain quite well. Read More…

It was a wet, soggy night in Houston. Several bayous briefly topped their banks, including White Oak near downtown. Several dozen streets flooded. But all in all, for a rain storm that generally dumped 5 to 10 inches across the Houston metro area, most people managed to come through really well.

Only light to moderate rain is falling on Houston this morning as of 10 a.m., and this should come to an end from west to east between noon and about 6 p.m.

As the rains have ebbed this morning the number of road closures has fallen to seven, so it should generally be safe to be out and about later today if necessary.

Although rains during the last two days have been a major inconvenience for map people, that have sapped a severe drought that had been developing over much of Texas. (NOAA)

Although rains during the last two days have been a major inconvenience for map people, that have sapped a severe drought that had been developing over much of Texas. (NOAA)

 

For the Houston metro area the most significant issues are along the coast, where the remnants of Patricia are kicking up high strong rip tides and pushing water over low-lying areas such as Bolivar Peninsula. Winds are strong too, gusting to over 45 mph along the coast in places like Galveston. Read More…