After Friday’s storms, we’ll see less coverage today before sunny skies next week

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. After the widespread showers and thunderstorms the region experienced on Friday afternoon, we just wanted to provide a quick update for the rest of the weekend, and early next week.

The overall pattern remains more or less in place today, with a stationary boundary and a moist atmosphere capable of supporting rain storms. Conditions should remain fairly calm this morning, but by noon we should start to see the development of showers to the west of the Houston metro area, and these will gradually move eastward. The most likely time for showers and at least a few thunderstorms will be this afternoon and early evening. The western half of Houston is more likely to see showers than the eastern half; call it a 50 percent chance west of downtown, and a 30 percent chance to the east. Highs today will top out at about 90 degrees, give or take, with partly sunny skies.

NOAA rain accumulation forecast for now through Sunday. (Weather Bell)

By Sunday we should see the influx of drier air, which should shut down rain chances. Plan outdoor activities with confidence with daytime highs in the low 90s and mostly sunny skies.

As the drier air moves in, the city will see some slightly cooler mornings on Monday and Tuesday, with some far inland areas perhaps briefly dropping into the upper 60s. It’s not fall, but we’re not that far away from fall now. Highs for most of next week will probably slot somewhere in to the low 90s.

8 thoughts on “After Friday’s storms, we’ll see less coverage today before sunny skies next week”

  1. So grateful for the rain and the consistent reporting from SCW, Eric! Any idea when we’ll know how impactful these storms have been on relieving drought conditions?

    • I hope it holds off from that area till after 7 or so..Lol…I love the needed rain, but not the timing..I’ll be traveling an hour + cross town, traveling towards LaPorte from Cypress, when this predicted rainfall is supposed to hit..I still have PTSD from being involved (passenger) in a high speed MVA, (driver in other car’s fault) on HWY 290, roads were wet at that time..

    • Looks like a broken line of storms is headed this way from the west and small blob is moving up from the southwest. Hopefully the Cypress rain shield doesn’t work today!

  2. So about your asterisk… I have definitely witnessed a force field in the Beltway 8/290 area. Multiple times over the years – is there a true explanation other than we apparently have folks that aren’t living right!? 😅

  3. For anyone looking for a front: Unfortunately, no sign of any very low anomalies appear in even the most aggresuve models until near mid October, which is dart throws at that point.

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