After a frosty morning, we warm up this week

Good morning. Well, it’s sure chilly out there, with lows in the mid-30s across most of Houston, and freezing temperatures along and north of Highway 105. The cold blast won’t last, however.


Under mostly sunny skies highs should warm into the 60s today. It should be really pleasant out by noon and during the entire afternoon. By this evening, with high pressure moving off to the east, winds will veer around to come out of the south. That will begin to increase moisture levels.


After another cool morning in the 40s on Tuesday, we’ll see highs jump into the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday, with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Despite the increasing moisture levels, there will only be very slight rain chances due to a capping inversion in the atmosphere.


The warming trend continues on Turkey Day, with highs likely near 80 degrees for most of Houston and humid conditions.

The GFS model shows temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal on Thanksgiving. (Weather Bell)
The GFS model shows temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal on Thanksgiving. (Weather Bell)


That’s right, we’re jumping back from winter to early fall in just a matter of days. The holiday will be a fairly gray day, with light, scattered rain showers possible. But I don’t think the rain will scuttle too many outdoor activities.


The forecast for Friday and beyond is uncertain, because some forecast models stall a cold front north of Houston, while others drag it through on Saturday. Whether the front makes it through will have a big impact on temperatures, perhaps 20 degrees in terms of highs and lows. From Friday through Sunday it also appears at least light rain will be possible, if not likely. So while we’re not going to see any kind of washout, this weekend’s weather will likely be fairly “blah.”

3 thoughts on “After a frosty morning, we warm up this week”

  1. This unseasonably warm weather (like for Turkey Day and weeks before) is really getting on my nerves. Too bad this icy blast will be very short lived.

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