After a wet night, Houston faces about a week of warm weather

Following a wet Halloween night and soggy start to Wednesday, Houston should dry out some later today as a storm system moves off to the east of the region. However, we cannot rule out a few lingering storms this morning for central parts of the area, and into the early afternoon hours for the eastern side of the metro area, including the slight possibility of a tornado. After today, rain chances fall, and Houston warms quite a bit for early November.

Wednesday

As anticipated, about 0.5 to 2.5 inches of rain fell across the Houston region, but fortunately we did not see any of the really heavy rainfall that might cause street flooding—or worse.

Rainfall accumulation from 6am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday. (Harris County OEM)

The stalled front and associated instability will move off to the east today, and I expect rains to end in Houston by or before noon. But for areas to the east of Interstate 45 we can’t rule out a tornado today given the potential for some rotation. Any twisters that do form should be short-lived. Highs should reach about 80 degrees for most of Houston, with a correspondingly warm night.

Thursday through Saturday

The main story for the end of this week will be uncharacteristically warm temperatures for early November. We can expect highs most days in the low- to mid-80s. While this won’t be unpleasant, with daily humidity along with muggy nights allowing lows to only fall to around 70 degrees in the city—warmer south and cooler north—this weather won’t really have a fall-like feel to it. We can’t rule out some scattered showers on each of these days, but if it does rain it probably won’t for long, and accumulations won’t be significant.

Sunday and beyond

This pattern of warmish days and not particularly coolish nights should continue through at least Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. At that time the major global models show a cold front pushing through the area, but even though its November I’m not certain how much cold air is coming behind it. I think we can safely say the second half of next week, however, will feel at least somewhat more fall-like than this week. So that’s something, right?

7 thoughts on “After a wet night, Houston faces about a week of warm weather

  1. chuck

    I know this is a weather blog, but I really can’t stand the Dodgers. Just wanted to get that off my chest.

  2. JS

    ” I think we can safely say the second half of next week, however, will feel at least somewhat more fall-like than this week. So that’s something, right?”

    At least you give us some hope, thanks!

  3. Barbara

    Eric, you said a few weeks ago you thought we were done with 90 degree days, but 85 is kind of encroaching on that, right? Do you see any signs that we will have any cold weather this winter? I’m sick of the warmth personally.

  4. Barbara

    Eric, are you still saying the 90 degree days are done for this winter? Please say yes. Are you anticipating any cold weather for this coming winter, I’m so tired of the warmth!

    1. Blackhawks Fan

      The only thing worse than having the AC on in November is having it on in December and January like last “winter”.

      Oh, wait, there is something even worse – June, July, august, and September.

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