After Thursday’s heavy rains near the coast, more showers may be on the way this afternoon

Good morning. As usual, weather prediction remains a challenging enterprise. Thursday’s forecast outlined two risks for the Houston metro area: heavy rainfall and severe storms. The former definitely delivered, but the severe thunderstorms underperformed due to a lack of instability. However, even the heavy rainfall was a mixed bag. If you’re reading this from Montgomery or Cypress, you’re probably asking, what heavy rain?!? But if you live in Galveston or League City or La Porte, you know what’s up. Many locations in these cities received 4 or more inches of rainfall on a very soggy day. My backyard is a swamp this morning and the dogs are loving it. So it goes on the Gulf Coast.

The southeastern quadrant of the Houston area won the rainfall ‘lottery’ on Thursday. (HCOEM)

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It’s a muggy, foggy mess out there for most of the region with dewpoints and temperatures sitting at about 70 degrees. The fog may hang around until around 9 a.m. or so before temperatures rise enough for it to begin to dissipate. Highs today, however, will only reach the low 70s with persistent clouds.

We have a couple of things to watch for today. First up is a weak front that is going to slowly sag into the region, bringing slightly drier air. This front, in turn, will increase chances for showers and thunderstorms as atmospheric moisture levels remain elevated. These chances, unfortunately, will be highest in coastal counties that received the heaviest rainfall on Thursday. Another 0.5 to 1.5 inch of rain is possible for some locations south of Interstate 10 this afternoon and early evening. Some light rain chances will linger overnight as lows drop to about 60 degrees in Houston.


This will be another day of mixed bag weather. The front is going to hang around the coast, so while inland areas will see some moderately drier air, areas south of Interstate 10 should remain somewhat humid. Highs will probably reach the low 70s, and I can’t entirely rule out some light showers along the coast. Those chances will finally end Saturday evening as a reinforcing front arrives with drier air. Lows on Saturday night should drop into the 50s.


Skies should be partly sunny for the latter half of the weekend, which seems only fitting since the day’s name is Sunday. Humidity levels will drop noticeably with the second front. We’ll see highs in the upper 60s and light northwesterly winds. Lows on Sunday night will drop to around 50 degrees in Houston, with cooler conditions for outlying areas.

Low temperature forecast for Monday morning. (Weather Bell)

Next week

Our weather for next week looks rather fine. We’re going to see plenty of sunshine for most of the week, with highs generally in the 60s and lows in the 40s and 50s. A series of fronts may actually bring the coldest air to Houston by midweek. Rain chances look low to non-existent for much of the week. They may start to rise by next weekend, along with humidity. Daytime highs may reach the mid-70s, or so, by Saturday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

6 thoughts on “After Thursday’s heavy rains near the coast, more showers may be on the way this afternoon”

  1. Hoping the weather is OK for Dickens on the Strand! I know the weather is dreary in the British Isles, but we don’t want that here!

  2. About 4.2″ here near Ellington. About half of it between 4PM and 6PM.

    Interesting sight on the Gulf Frwy returning from a meeting in Galveston around 3:30 . Around Dickinson I was slowed by what I thought was the rain getting heavier – it was actually a large pick-up that had managed to get three of four wheels over the concrete barrier to my left. Not sure how you do that, you would think the thing would have hit the barrier and bounced back into traffic.

  3. Montrose and Third Ward got pounded yesterday – once again I’m thankful for my SUV. However, NOT thankful for the four mosquitos that squipped into my car as I was attempting to get my mom into it as well.

    May I ask for no rain tomorrow – too many holiday outdoor markets! 😀

    Enjoy your damp weekend everyone 😉

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