Clouds increase again today, heralding a dreary Saturday for Houston

An abnormally cool stretch of mid-November weather continues. We’ve already had more sub-60 degree days this week than all of last November and December combined. Of course, given how warm last year was, that isn’t saying much. But still. We have at least a few more days of sub-60 weather before things change somewhat.


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Look for clouds to thicken up as the day progresses. We should begin to see sprinkles or light showers break out from southwest to northeast across the region. Initially, these may struggle to reach the ground due to dry air, but as we get closer to evening, I suspect we’ll get more reports of light rain or sprinkles. Temperatures should remain mired in the 50s today.


Welp. Tomorrow may be a front-runner for most miserable day of the year.

High temperatures are not expected to get past 50° on Saturday in most places. Along with that will be a stiff breeze, clouds, and periods of rain. (Pivotal Weather)

It’s a pretty simple forecast: Periods of rain, steady at times (especially south of Houston). Cloudy. Cold. Breezy. Temperatures will stay stuck in the 40s all day. Look for breezy conditions with winds of 15 to 25 mph at times, stronger over the water or near the coast. Just really raw, cold, and quite nasty for Houston.

Rain totals will be highest south of Houston, but some meaningful rain may fall as north as Huntsville or College Station. (Pivotal Weather)

Rain totals will average a half-inch to inch and a half south of Highway-105. Some places may see a bit more, especially nearer to the coast. Others to the north may see a bit less. But everyone sees at least some rain tonight and tomorrow.

Rain should taper off from west to east overnight into very early Sunday morning.


Despite Saturday’s gloom, I am optimistic that we should break out into at least a little sunshine on Sunday. It still won’t be a wonderful day, but compared to Saturday it will seem glorious. We should manage lower-50s. A few showers could break out late in the day west of Houston.


As of now, expect mainly cloudy skies on Monday with scattered showers or some rain. We’ll have to see if this trends more toward a wetter period like Saturday has done. For now, we’ll just call it scattered showers and update you this weekend. One thing we are confident it will be? Chilly. Again. Look for low-50s, maybe mid-50s if were lucky or upper-40s if we’re unlucky.

Tuesday and beyond

We continue to struggle with details regarding the Thanksgiving period. What we know is that there will likely be quiet weather on Tuesday with building rain chances Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures should gradually sneak back above 60 degrees by Wednesday and Thursday, with morning lows in the 40s early, warming into the 50s and 60s late.

What we don’t know is exactly when it will rain Wednesday through Friday. Our modeling continues to struggle a lot with what may be a pretty significant storm across the Eastern U.S. One school of thought is for a slower moving, stronger storm that would bring thunderstorms and possible severe weather to Texas and Louisiana. That option seems to be fading some. Another slightly more likely possibility is for a quicker moving, weaker system with just a few showers and storms. Here’s the best thinking right now:

Tuesday: Clouds, some sun, a shower possible. Morning lows 40s, daytime highs near 60.

Wednesday: Clouds, some sun, a few showers or sprinkles, especially south and west. Morning lows 50s, daytime highs mid to upper-60s.

Thanksgiving Day: Clouds with a period of showers and storms possible. Morning lows 50s to 60s, daytime highs upper-60s.

Friday: Sun & clouds. Maybe a shower. Morning lows 50s or 40s, daytime highs low-60s.

That’s what we can give you for now. We will keep you posted this weekend with a daily morning update on the forecast both tomorrow and Sunday!

15 thoughts on “Clouds increase again today, heralding a dreary Saturday for Houston”

  1. If we can avoid yet another 80-degree T-giving, I’ll be grateful. It just feels wrong to be sweating and running the AC on full blast on Thanksgiving day.

    • I seem to remember Thanksgiving last year being kind of like today–cool, cloudy, not too much rain, but a little drizzle here and there.

  2. What’s worse than an 80-degree Thanksgiving? Try 84 and humid Christmas day. We’ve had that a couple of times recently. I’m loving these temperatures but could use some more sun.

    Sounds like Saturday is a good day to stay home and watch college football. Go Bucks!

  3. Saturday sounds like heaven. After baking under cloudless skies all summer, I’ll take gray, rainy, and breezy any day.

  4. How bad will the rain be in Livingston? Your forecast says the accumulation won’t be to terrible the further north you go, so I’m curious. Will it be intermittent?

    • Perfect weather for me to light my fireplace and put up Christmas tree. I know its early but traveling for work here and there and not much time between Thanksgiving an Christmas

  5. Should flights into Hobby be impacted on Saturday evening? Is it going to be just dreary and miserable or “severe?”

  6. Ditto on what Blackhawks Fan said about loving the temps but wishing for a bit more sun. And, I’m rooting for a chilly Thanksgiving day – that’s part of what makes it special.

    The Pilgrims didn’t wear all that full get-up (buckle shoes, hat, frock coat, frilly blouse) in 80-degree weather. Heck, I doubt the Native Americans were wearing their summer buckskin outfits then, too.

    As for tomorrow, good day to stay inside and buy stuff online for the SCW fundraiser. (Yes, I did that. LOL!)

  7. “Most miserable day of the year” for you, maybe! I’m loving it!!! No heat, no humidity, no mosquitoes, no roaches (that I can see)!

  8. I’m still waiting on Fall!! Strange “messages” from Mother Nature adding to this most awkward period on planet Earth!

  9. Are the highs and lows “official” (up north at the big airport)? I live south of downtown and my early morning temperatures are definitely higher. Those forecasts are of little value where most Houstonians live. Jack

  10. Boring gloomy weather. Christmas was originally in the spring not the winter. Could care less about snow and ice. 2019?

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