Some cool weather, finally, on tap for Houston

Good morning, everyone.

As I’ve been saying for several days, the major threat for severe rainfall and thunderstorms will remain off to the northwest of the Houston metro area today through Saturday. I do not expect Houston to get more than 1 to 2 inches of rain during that time period, and it should come in the form of mostly light- to moderate rain.

The map below from NOAA shows the region of the state where the highest threat of damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and very high rainfall rates will come today along a cold front. Unfortunately for parts of central and northern Texas along the Interstate 35 corridor intense rains are possible today, along with some flooding.

Areas in yellow have a slight chance of severe weather today. (NOAA)
Areas in yellow have a slight chance of severe weather today. (NOAA)

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After a muggy mid-week, rains, cooler weather on the way for the weekend

Good morning, and welcome to my daily update on weather in the greater Houston area.

TODAY

Fog across parts of the area will burn off this morning, leading to a partly to mostly cloudy day that should hold temperatures in the upper 70s for most of Houston. Lows tonight will be muggy, with temperatures only falling into the upper 60s.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY

On Thursday a fairly slow moving front will cross into central Texas, and edge its way toward the Houston area. This front has the potential to generate some severe weather, but the threat of damaging winds and tornadoes appears most likely to remain well to the northwest of the Houston metro area.

Severe weather chances for Thursday. (NOAA)
Severe weather chances for Thursday. (NOAA)

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Nice today, and despite rain not expecting widespread flooding this weekend

Good morning, and welcome to my weekday morning update on conditions ahead for the greater Houston area.

TODAY

Houston will enjoy splendid weather for Election Day after any remaining fog burns off this morning, with a cool start to the day, highs in the upper 70s, and lots of sunshine. Nothing to complain about.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY

On Tuesday night and Wednesday we’ll see an increasing return flow off the Gulf of Mexico, and as atmospheric moisture levels rise we’ll see mostly sunny conditions on Wednesday transition to mostly cloudy skies on Thursday. Later on Thursday there will be a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms¬†over Houston. However it appears the really dynamic weather will remain to the northwest of the Houston metro area. Here’s the outlook from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center:

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Convective outlook for Thursday. (NOAA)

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After a beautiful start to the week, rain possible later

Well, thank goodness that’s over. Another weekend of seemingly unending rain. Surely that can’t happen again, right? RIGHT? Don’t worry, we’re going to talk about next weekend.

TODAY and TUESDAY

Weak winds and very wet grounds have created some foggy conditions this morning, and a dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m.

With clearing skies the rest of Monday and Tuesday look great, with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s. Lows around 60. Enjoy the great fall weather.

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