After storms comes clearing today, and a beautiful Friday

A healthy line of storms is moving through the Houston region this morning, generally bringing 0.25 to 0.75 inch of rain as a cold front moves through.

TODAY

The strongest storms and thunderstorms have now moved east of the area and we should see clearing conditions throughout the morning. Highs today should remain in the 60s and we’ll probably see some sunshine during the afternoon hours. Winds will be brisk out of the north-northwest throughout the daylight hours.

Early morning rain totals. Note: Only Harris County keeps a reliable network of real-time rain stations which is why this map primarily includes rain gauges in Harris County.

Early morning rain totals. Note: Only Harris County keeps a reliable network of real-time rain stations which is why this map primarily includes rain gauges in Harris County.

FRIDAY

The forecast for Friday remains exceptional, with morning lows around 50, highs around 70, moderate winds and lots of sunshine.

SATURDAY

We’ll see the return of Gulf moisture beginning on Saturday, although it will still be a mostly sunny day, with highs in the upper 70s and lots of sunshine.

EASTER SUNDAY

Storms on Easter now seem less likely, as the available energy seems to be fairly low as a front moves through during the afternoon or early evening hours. I’ll call for a mostly cloudy day, with highs near 80, and a chance of light rain.

NEXT WEEK

We’ll start out cooler after Sunday’s cold front, perhaps with lows around 50. Next chance of storms comes next Thursday or so.

7 thoughts on “After storms comes clearing today, and a beautiful Friday

  1. Brett

    Eric

    Speaking of reliable stations… What’s the best station for home use? I have an acu rite system I like it a lot. It I don’t like it doesn’t measure gusts accurately. What’s the best in your mind for a home system to use on my horse ranch?

    Keep up the incredible work!!!

  2. Blackhawks Fan

    And the TV media was over-hyping the rain again. Even heard one talking head encouraging people to leave late for work.

    Of course, I had zero problems.

    I wonder how much they had to turn up the radar gain to get all those big red blobs….

    1. Billy

      The system moved through pretty fast. Depending on your timing and location when you left your house, you could have easily missed it entirely. But I drove through it around 6am on the east side of town, and I’m telling you, it got pretty intense. I could barely see the lane stripes at one point. And the electrical show in the sky was amazing.

      1. Eric

        Yeah, the thunderstorms were pretty intense for some areas of town. Woke me up in Clear Lake at about the time I should have been getting up.

  3. Blackhawks Fan

    Eric, I must not live too far from you and I didn’t realize it was raining until I put out the trash around 6:15.

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