Posted by Eric Berger at 7:53 AM
As expected Tuesday’s storms blew through with some sound and fury, but didn’t end up doing too much damage. And in their wake they’ve left us with some gorgeous fall weather. This weekend should be even colder.
We’re going to have three gorgeous fall days. Sunny, highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. Dry air. Moderate winds. You really couldn’t ask for more.
Late Friday night or early Saturday morning a reinforcing cold front should arrive. This will bring with it a slight chance of rain, but nothing like the showers we saw on Tuesday. However this will set the stage for what will likely be a cloudy, chilly and breezy Saturday afternoon and evening. If you have outdoor plans you’ll definitely want a jacket. Read More…
Posted by Matt Lanza at 1:19 PM
As of 12:15, the severe weather threat in and around Metro Houston is now pretty much over, as the cold front has swung through the area (with the exception of places like Texas City, Galveston, and Lake Jackson, where that threat will end by about 1 PM). Rain will continue, heavy at times, behind the front. There could also be some thunderstorms still too, but any threat of damaging winds and tornadoes is shifting off to our east and will continue pulling away through the afternoon.
A map of temperatures tells the story quite well.
The cold front knocked temperatures back 20 degrees as it moved through (Weather Underground)
Posted by Matt Lanza at 10:47 AM
The National Weather Service has expanded and extended the Tornado Watch in Southeast Texas. It now includes essentially all areas north and east of about Sugar Land until 4 PM. A Tornado Watch just means conditions are favorable for possible tornadoes to develop. There’s nothing imminent out there as of this writing, but through this morning, we’ve seen a few storms well northwest of the city quickly flare up and flare back down, showing signs they could be tornadic. So it’s entirely plausible we see a few more spin ups like that occur over the next few hours.
9:40 AM Radar shows squall line west of Houston (Intellicast)
Posted by Eric Berger at 7:19 AM
Good morning. A cold front was making steady progress across central Texas at 6 a.m. today and promised stormy weather for the greater Houston region later this morning and afternoon.
Location of the front and main squall line at 6 a.m. (Intellicast)