Author: Eric Berger

Houston’s next cold front arrives on Sunday

Posted by Eric Berger at 6:59 AM

Chilly temperatures have descended across the greater Houston area this morning, with lows generally in the 40s and 50s. This drier air will begin to exit the region as a more moist flow replaces it. This will lead to a general warming trend through Saturday, before the next cold front arrives on Sunday. As discussed on Wednesday, the week of Spring Break still looks pretty fine.

It’s cold in Texas this morning, but not freezing like in some neighboring states. (Weather Bell)


The region will see partly sunny skies today, with high temperatures likely in the upper 60s. Some clouds are mixing into our skies, too, and this trend should persist later today as the onshore flow reestablishes itself. Low temperatures tonight will probably be in the 50s for most of Houston, and warmer along the coast.

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It’s a cool morning across the Houston region, with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s up north to the upper-50s on Galveston Island and right along the coast. Wednesday night should be even chillier across the region before a warm-up heading into the weekend. We’ll also take a look at the Spring Break forecast for Houston.


Clear, cool, and sunny with a high in the upper 60s. As additional dry and cool air works its way into Houston today, we’ll have a colder night, and I expect low temperatures to fall into the upper 30s for inland areas, and mid-40s in most of the city. Definitely a fireplace night!

Low temperature forecast for Wednesday night/Thursday morning. (Pivotal Weather)


Another nice, mostly sunny day with highs in the upper 60s. We can’t rule out a few clouds as the onshore flow likely resumes sometime later in the day. Nighttime temperatures will probably be about 10 degrees warmer than on Wednesday—so cool, but not cold.

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The cold front has moved off the coast this morning, and rain showers are following suit, with the bulk of the rain likely fully offshore by mid-morning. If they’re not already, skies will be clearing out today bringing some lovely, spring-like weather to the region for the next several days.


Cooler air will move into Houston later today, but highs should reach the lower 70s before it does so. Winds will be modest out of the northwest, and mostly clear skies will allow temperatures tonight to fall to around 40 degrees for far inland areas, and mid-50s along the coast.

Wednesday and Thursday

Very nice weather continues, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s for the most part. Wednesday night/Thursday morning looks to be the coldest of the week, with far inland areas possibly seeing the upper 30s, and most of Houston solidly in the low- to mid-40s. By Thursday night conditions should be about 10 degrees warmer as some clouds are likely to move in during the overnight hours.


As the onshore flow resumes, we’ll begin to warm up, and humidity levels rise. Skies should still be partly sunny, with highs in the 70s.

Saturday and Sunday

We can’t rule out some scattered showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, as a weak disturbance moves in, but I think only 20 or 30 percent of the region will see rain. Expect cloudy skies and highs near 80. Another front should push into the area on Sunday, and right now I’m expecting partly to mostly sunny skies, with highs in the mid-70s. All in all, the second half of the weekend looks nicer than the start at this point.

Houston made an abrupt transition from “winter” to “spring” in the middle of February, and the second half of the month was abnormally warm. (Note: On the morning of Feb. 15, we published a blog entry titled, “And just like that, winter is pretty much over in Houston.” Just sayin’). Overall, the month of February ended up being 6 degrees (in Houston) to 8 degrees (Galveston) above normal.

Winter ended on Valentine’s Day. (NWS)

As we get deeper into the spring, we’re going to see fewer cold nights. This week a strong front will push overnight low temperatures back into the 40s for the first time since Feb. 13. If you like the colder weather, enjoy this, because we may only get one or two fronts this strong for the rest of the spring season—before we get into summer proper.

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