A mix of rain and sunshine this week, with a potentially nice weekend

Good morning. Some areas of dense fog have developed north and west of Houston this morning, but it should burn off entirely within a few hours of sunrise. For this week the region will fall into a pattern of a day of rain chances, followed by one to two sunny days, and then more clouds and rain. Fortunately, right now, it appears as though sunshine will align with Saturday and Sunday. This will probably make for a fine weekend.

Monday

Low temperatures this morning in the upper 50s should rise to around 70 degrees this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. With calm winds slowly turning to the southwest this afternoon, it’s going to be a gorgeous day for whatever you need to do outside. Lows tonight will generally fall into the mid-50s again tonight with the likely redevelopment of some fog for the southern half of the Houston region.

NOAA rain accumulation forecast for now through Tuesday. (Pivotal Weather)

Tuesday

This will be a gray day. Likely beginning some time during the mid-morning hours, light to moderate rainfall will begin to spread over most of the Houston area. A slightly more organized band of showers may work its way through during the afternoon or evening hours, but for the most part we expect accumulations on the order of a few tenths of an inch of rain. A cold front will sweep through during the evening, likely between 6pm and 10pm, bringing stronger winds (likely gusting above 20mph) and drier air. Skies should clear out Tuesday night, with lows dropping into the 40s.

Wednesday

Expect mostly sunny skies, with highs of around 60 degrees, and northwest winds at around 10mph. Low temperatures Wednesday night will again drop into the 40s.

Thursday and Friday

Clouds will increase during the latter part of the work week, but a lack of moisture in the atmosphere probably will limit precipitation development to mostly light rainfall. Chances both days will be in the neighborhood of 40 percent, with highs near 60 degrees and nights generally in the 40s.

Saturday and Sunday

After a front brings a pleasant northwesterly flow, we probably are going to see a nice, seasonal weekend with high temperatures from the mid-60s to 70 degrees, partly to mostly sunny skies, and lows somewhere in the 40s to around 50 degrees. We still have some details to work out, but right now the forecast is for pleasant weather.

The region has a decent chance to see cold weather late next week. (Weather Bell)

Next week

For those pining away for an outbreak of colder weather this winter, there are hints of this in the ensembles toward the end of next week, in the Thursday-Friday time frame. We are deep into the realm of speculation with this, however, so for now it’s just a possibility we’re going to watch.

2 thoughts on “A mix of rain and sunshine this week, with a potentially nice weekend

  1. R Scott

    Gotta say…I’m loving the relatively mild winter. Had a spectacular October, November and December, and January has been overall pretty darn nice.

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