51 inches. 5-1 victory. Houston Strong.

Congratulations to the Houston Astros, the 2017 World Series Champions. This was the team the city of Houston needed after Hurricane Harvey to help lift us up. And what was particularly poignant to me was the final score on Wednesday night, 5 to 1. Hurricane Harvey dropped 51 inches. It’s almost as if this victory was meant to be.

Thursday and Friday

Although Houston just won the Fall Classic, it’s not going to feel much like fall outside. Both Thursday and Friday will see high temperatures in the low to mid-80s, under partly to mostly cloudy skies, and very warm nights in the low 70s. A few stray showers are possible on Thursday and Friday, but they should not last too long, and accumulations should be slight.

Saturday through Tuesday

Pressures rise this weekend, and that should end what limited rain chances the region will have on Thursday and Friday. Under partly to mostly sunny skies we can expect some rather warm weather for early November, with highs climbing into the mid-80s (a few areas, under full sun, might even go a touch warmer). Overnight lows should fall to around 70 degrees, with slightly lower temperatures further inland, and a bit warmer along the coast. This forecast for warmer than normal weather seems pretty well locked in for the next six days.

Temperatures Sunday could be as much as 25 degrees warmer than normal in North Texas and Oklahoma. (Weather Bell)

Wednesday and beyond

It seems increasingly likely that a cool front will move into the Houston region around next Wednesday or so. Finally, right? The details are still a bit hazy, but this doesn’t look to be a super strong front. Generally I expect daytime highs to drop into the 70s, and overnight lows to fall into the 50s for everywhere but immediately along this coast. While not “cold,” this will feel a lot more like fall should feel in Houston. Medium-range models suggest our highs will remain in the 70s for awhile after this front.

12 thoughts on “51 inches. 5-1 victory. Houston Strong.

  1. Mike B

    Been even better if the temperature was 51 F here when the game was over. Way to go Astros!

  2. Milt

    Eric…quite clever…”51 inches, 5-1 victory”…right up there with the 2014 Sports Illustrated cover predicting Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series…whooooa…

  3. Fred Rogers

    I have to admit there were more than a few colorful expletives hurled Harvey’s way at the bar last night when we won.
    Some alcohol may have been involved.

  4. terry

    I hope this isn’t indicative of how this winter is going to shape up. Can’t handle this warm weather persisting this long. Hate it so f’n much. Need a month or two of temps in the 40s-50s.

    1. Houston Analyst

      A kindred spirit lol. Nothing I hate more than summer weather persisting until December.

    2. MX

      Better brace yourself, this is likely going to be another non-winter for our area, according to all the forecast models. Something something La Nina, something something jetstreams

  5. Martha Rhoades

    I would normally like cooler temperatures, but given the gift Harvey left us, warmer weather helps with being limited to an outdoor kitchen.

  6. Chuck

    Headed out to get a World Series Champions shirt and hat. Way to go Astros!
    Houston Strong!

  7. Charles Langridge

    Read your 501 post yesterday. Great call. Now you can use your forecasting powers for game scores?

  8. Andrew

    This reminds me of the F5 tornado that completely devastated the town of Jarrell, Texas on May 27, 1997. It took the lives of 27 people on May 27, and when the town’s high school football team played their first game in the fall, they had a winning score of 27.

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