Houston will have another day of somewhat drier weather before a wetter pattern returns to the region through Monday. Yes, another soggy weekend. Sorry about that. Also, while we’re on the subject of bad news, if you’re wondering when fall’s first front might arrive, I’m afraid there just aren’t any really strong signals for that right now. I would not anticipate it coming before around Sept. 20, if then.
The region should see some partly sunny skies today, so enjoy the sunshine while you can. Some isolated to scattered showers will be possible, but for the most part it should be a dry day. More sunshine will mean higher temperatures, so we can probably expect low 90s for most of Houston, with a smattering of mid-90s possible.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Unfortunately, the pattern for this weekend looks wet, with low pressure in place overhead and a plenty moist atmosphere. Effectively this means that most areas of Houston (50 to 70 percent) will see rain on most days from Friday through Monday. Although the forecast models aren’t forecasting any rain bombs at this time that might lead to some street flooding, with this kind of atmosphere during the summer months we can’t rule out some heavier showers that temporarily clog streets.
Temperatures, as usual, will depend upon the extent of cloud cover and rainfall. Look for a range from the mid-80s to lower-90s. Humidity, of course, is guaranteed.
By Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, the atmosphere should begin to dry out some. This should transition us to a more summer-like pattern with scattered afternoon showers along the sea breeze. Probably.
The Atlantic tropics continue to show some signs of activity, especially with Hurricane Florence, which poses a threat to Bermuda in four or five days, and may eventually track toward the US East Coast. (There is no certainty about Florence’s track in the 5-10 day range). More activity is coming behind Florence, but as of now we continue to see no distinct threats to the Gulf of Mexico over the next week to 10 days.
But given the time of year, we will most definitely keep a close eye on the tropics.