Posted by Matt Lanza at 6:33 AM
After finding our way into the middle 50s yesterday afternoon, we’ve emerged from significant cold air for Houston to more standard cold air for Houston. And we’ll be warming up further this weekend. Let’s move into the details.
Today & Saturday
After our first four day streak of 30° or colder since 2011, we start today a bit milder. We’re starting Friday generally in the upper-30s or low-40s. We will warm up to the mid-50s this afternoon, or probably around to a couple degrees warmer than what we did on Thursday.
We’ve got clouds still moving across the area this morning.
The clouds will be prevalent for a few hours this morning. There is some precipitation falling from them west of Houston, but it isn’t reaching the ground in most places. A stray sprinkle or ice pellet could fall this morning, but it won’t amount to anything. As the day goes on, we’ll see more sunshine, and it should end up a fairly nice afternoon.
We’ll continue with a theme of sunshine Saturday as well. Expect morning temperatures to start in the lower 40s and warm up to the low-60s tomorrow! If you’ve been waiting for a couple nice, fairly comfortable Houston winter days, Friday and Saturday will be acceptable.
Onshore flow returns to the picture later Saturday into Sunday morning. Sunday will start with temperatures in the 50s and work on up to about 70 degrees or a little warmer. Water temperatures near the coast have dropped dramatically recently. The entrance to Galveston Bay is only around 50° this morning, and it has been in the mid to upper-40s at times this week.
Although water temperatures aren’t quite that cold offshore, with the increasing air temperatures and humidity passing over cooler water, we’ll likely see some dense fog develop, especially around Galveston Bay on Sunday. There could be a shower or two Sunday, but for the most part it looks to be a dry, mostly cloudy day.