Posted by Eric Berger at 12:22 PM
Merry Christmas, everyone! It sure doesn’t feel like a holiday out there, between the humidity and quarter-sized mosquitoes. And it’s going to get worse before it gets better. But it will get better.
Although it’s moist at the surface, the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere are pretty dry. As a result we’re not going to see too much rain, if any today. The Sun might even peek out from time to time, but that’s just going to make things warmer. Today’s record high is 82 degrees, and we’re likely going to come close to that today.
I expect Saturday to be a lot like today, albeit with stronger southerly winds during the late morning and afternoon hours. Skies will again be mostly cloudy, with slightly better rain chances. But I’d expect any rain to be very light. Read More…
Posted by Eric Berger at 8:27 AM
We’ve got a few more warm — and potentially stormy — days before winter arrives in Houston.
Overnight temperatures bottomed out this morning in the upper 50s across parts of Houston, but already a warm front has moved back in off the coast so it’s not chilly out. At all. Houston set a record high on Wednesday (81 degrees) and we’ll come close to, but probably not match today’s record of 82 degrees (set in 1955). Clouds and scattered rain chances should hold back temperatures just a bit.
The forecast for Christmas comes straight from the Grinch.
Storm outlook for Christmas Day morning. (National Weather Service)
Posted by Eric Berger at 9:27 AM
Good morning. It’s still warm out there, but winter — real winter for Houston — is finally in sight.
It’s incredibly warm this morning in Houston. The record for a high minimum temperature today is 68 degrees, and this morning’s low was just 71 degrees. There’s a slight chance of rain this morning before skies clear out this afternoon and evening. We should see some sunshine and high temperatures could approach 80 degrees.
As some drier air moves in on Wednesday it will allow for some moderately cooler overnight conditions on Thursday morning, with lows at least 10 degrees cooler than today. However this won’t last as moisture comes charging back in from the Gulf of Mexico. This is unlikely to produce much rain, but it will set the stage for a wet holiday weekend.
Posted by Eric Berger at 9:53 AM
We’re going to have uneven weather this week, mostly warm with some rain showers, before a strong front moves through early next week.
Temperatures are a bit cooler this morning, but it won’t last. There are a couple of features that may bring some rain into the region today and tonight.
NOAA water vapor image from 8:15 a.m.