Posted by Eric Berger at 8:03 AM
Good morning. Our annual fundraiser ends this weekend—so this is the last time we’ll be bringing it up. You can help keep the site running smoothly by donating, purchasing a t-shirt, or an umbrella. (I love seeing these around town!) Every year Matt and I are deeply humbled by the tremendous support of our readers. Thank you very, very much.
If you’re thinking it feels sticky this morning, you’ve got that right. Lows this morning—generally in the low 70s—are about 5 degrees warmer than typical high temperatures for late November. Overall, conditions for Friday will continue a warming trend we saw on Thanksgiving, with highs near 80 degrees despite the thick cloud cover. Spotty, very light showers will be possible. Low temperatures Friday night will again struggle to fall below 70.
More of the same. High temperatures on Saturday should again reach about 80 degrees, with sticky humidity levels and mostly cloudy skies. Very light showers will again be possible, with a slight chance of thunderstorms Saturday evening and night as a cold front approaches the region. The (broken?) line of showers should push through the region between roughly 6pm and midnight on Saturday. The best dynamics for storms should remain well to the north and northeast of the metro area, so I’m anticipating mostly light rain for Houston itself. Drier and cooler air follows later Saturday night.
NOAA severe weather outlook for Saturday and Saturday night.
This should be a splendid day in the wake of the front, with morning lows in the 50s, and highs in the 60s under sunny skies. Winds should not be too bad, perhaps only 5 to 10mph out of the north.
Clear conditions should hold on through Wednesday or so, with highs rising from the 60s to the low 70s. Overnight temperatures will bottom out on Sunday and Monday nights, with lows generally in the 40s for Houston.
Overall, there’s not strong trend heading into next weekend, but we do not foresee any kind of heavy rain or storms—nor a return to these really sticky conditions the region is experiencing at present.
Have a great holiday weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.
Posted by Eric Berger at 7:21 AM
Seasonal weather returns for today in the wake of an overnight cold front, but this effect will be short lived. Said front will peter out over the Gulf waters today, allowing the flow to reverse, and set up a warming trend on Thursday. This will continue until a stronger front arrives on Saturday to clear skies out for the second half of the weekend. Matt and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Today should see partly to mostly sunny skies through the first part of the day, with breezy northerly winds gusting up to about 20mph—typical for late-fall cold front. Highs will get into the 60s, with lows tonight falling into the 50s for most of Houston as clouds build over the area.
High temperatures on Thursday will vary widely depending on where you’re headed. (Pivotal Weather)
Very quickly, moisture levels above the surface will begin to rise on Wednesday night, and this will lead to mostly cloudy skies on Thursday, making Thanksgiving a fairly gloomy affair in that regard. The good news is that rain chances will be fairly low, likely 20 percent or less, and where showers do occur should be light and brief. Clouds should limit highs on Thanksgiving to around 70 degrees. Lows Thursday night will fall into the mid-60s.
As of now, Friday looks to bring more of the same, with a stronger southerly flow helping to nudge temperatures into the mid-70s, with mostly cloudy skies and the potential for some light rain showers.
Posted by Eric Berger at 7:30 AM
Good morning. As we discussed in Monday’s post, we’re not going to see much sunshine from now through Saturday, and aside from Wednesday our weather will be unseasonably warm. The good news is that we don’t see any conditions that should be too disruptive during the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend.
Some very light showers are possible today in Houston, but for the most part this will simply be a gray, warm day. Southwest winds will bring warm air into the region throughout the day, and this could push high temperatures into the upper 70s or low 80s—it will be warmer to the southwest of the city despite the persistent cloud cover. The region will experience another warm night before a cold front arrives early on Wednesday.
Check out the European ensemble forecast for Houston cloud cover this week. White means clouds, blue clear skies. (Weather Bell)
The aforementioned front will arrive around midnight to the northwest of Houston, and should sweep through the area before sunrise on Wednesday. The front’s passage may be accompanied by some diffuse, light to moderate showers, but we don’t expect any really organized activity. We may see some partial clearing of the skies on Wednesday, allowing highs to rise into the mid- to upper-60s, but this November-like weather won’t last for long as the front stalls and returns as a warm front later Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
As we’ve been saying for awhile, Thanksgiving should be a mostly gray, humid affair with sunrise temperatures of around 60 degrees rising to the mid-70s. There will be enough moisture to squeeze out some very scattered, light rainfall, but likely nothing that will last too long or provide any meaningful accumulations. Lows Thursday night will struggle to fall below 70.
Posted by Eric Berger at 7:16 AM
Good morning. After Sunday’s stunning weather, what lies ahead for this week? Unfortunately, it’s mostly blah weather if you were hoping for a cool and crisp Thanksgiving. But fear not, the beginning of December will bring more seasonal weather. Speaking of seasons, there’s still time to support Space City Weather during our once-a-year fundraiser. Click here to donate or buy an umbrella or t-shirt. Thank you so much.
Today will be the last partly to mostly sunny day for Houston until the coming weekend. Onshore winds are already moving across the area, and they will become stronger later today. Southerly winds could gust as high as 20mph by this afternoon. High temperatures should reach into the mid- to upper-70s this afternoon. Building clouds and the warmer, moist air should prevent low temperatures from falling much below the upper 60s tonight.
This will be a cloudy, warm, and humid day with high temperatures near 80 degrees. Some light showers are possible during the daytime, but these should neither be heavy nor long-lived. For the most part we should just see clouds. It will be a warm night ahead of a cold front passage. This front likely will push through Houston sometime between 3am and 9am on Wednesday morning, and any rains should end quickly after it passes.
NAM forecast map of dewpoints shows the cold front location at 5am Wednesday. (Weather Bell)
The front will shove some short-lived, fairly dry air into the region at the surface. However, moisture will stream back into the area above the surface, and this should help to keep things partly to mostly cloudy on Wednesday. Expect highs in the upper 60s. This front will stall just offshore, but should push far enough to allow for low temperatures in the 50s on Wednesday night.