A couple of sunny days before our pattern turns more gray for awhile

Houston will enjoy another day or two of sunny weather before cloudier and rainier conditions return to the metro area for awhile. The rain chances will peak this weekend, but gray skies will probably remain until next Wednesday or Thursday. So soak up some rays today, if you can.


Temperatures have generally fallen into the upper 30s this morning, with light northerly winds. We will see plenty of sunshine today, and this will allow highs to climb into the upper 50s. Low temperatures tonight may be a degree or two colder than Wednesday night, as winds become calm and there is little mixing.

Low temperatures on Thursday night will be cold in Houston and surrounding areas. (Weather Bell)


Skies will be partly to mostly sunny, but as high pressure slides east we will start to see a southeasterly breeze. This will introduce a few clouds, and moderate temperatures. Lows will only fall into the low 50s on Friday night.


Our pattern turns more complex by the weekend, with a southerly flow and more disturbed atmosphere. Skies will be cloudy on Saturday, and some light, fast moving showers will be possible. With the southerly flow the air will turn a bit more muggy, and highs will climb into the low 70s. Rain chances start to perk up during the evening hours, and I expect fairly widespread showers after midnight, into Sunday morning. If you have late night plans, prepare to dodge showers.


Rain chances will probably start to diminish by Sunday morning, but the potential for showers will remain through much of the day on Sunday. Overall, I expect on the order of 0.5 to 1.5 inch of rain this weekend. That’s not a huge concern, flood-wise, but it will be a nuisance. Highs on Sunday should reach the low- to mid-70s, with continued cloudy skies, before a weak front drops most of the area into the 50s on Sunday night.

Cloudy skies, indicated by white in the ensemble forecast above, will be prevalent from late Friday through next Wednesday. (Weather Bell)

Next week

Sunday’s front will be short lived. Accordingly, we’ll see chances for (mostly) light rain through the first three days of next week, along with gray skies and warm temperatures in the 70s. The pattern finally starts to change some time on Wednesday, when the next front arrives and may act to clear out our skies. I think we’re probably looking at a few days with highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s, but this far out the details are fairly blurry. We should start to see at least some sunshine again by next Thursday or so.

5 thoughts on “A couple of sunny days before our pattern turns more gray for awhile”

  1. What’s the possibility of the area seeing another freeze this season? Want to start up the vegetable garden soon.

  2. Looking on the bright side with this cooler temps, at least the A/C compressor at home is getting a small vacation before it has to return to working 18 hours a day for 10 months.

  3. All of the rain from this drought has made the city into a muddy mess. It should be called the Mud Pie. I think that the construction is adding to it. I have slipped and fallen several times while walking and I hit a mud slick. If I put a bike in my backyard, it topples because it sinks into the soft ground.

  4. thank you so much for your weather “reports”. I read them daily as they seem to be mostly accurate and it helps me plan my weeks.

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