Final Four-cast in a word: Swish

The humidity is just about outta here, after a summer-like Thursday. After tonight, we’re setting up for 3-4 straight chamber of commerce days for early April. If you have plans to take part in one of the many big events going on around the region this weekend, you’re in luck.


The only blemish in the forecast will be today. Radar shows the bulk of the area is quiet right now. But showers and embedded storms are scattered about much of Texas this morning.

Widely scattered showers and a few storms from Hill Country to Houston this morning. (Intellicast)

Widely scattered showers and a few storms from Hill Country to Houston this morning. (Intellicast)

Today should be one of those days where it could rain or briefly pour at virtually any time, though the bulk of the day may end up dry. Any storms today could drop some small hail, and you’ll likely notice an uptick in winds later this afternoon and evening. Severe weather is unlikely however.

Temperatures today will be tricky. We are already in the 50s to low 60s this morning in spots north of I-10 and mid 60s south of I-10. With clouds and showers and a slowly exiting cold front, I don’t expect to see a big jump this afternoon, so highs around 70 at best (upper 60s more likely) should be expected.

The rain should clear by later this afternoon or evening, and the humidity will press downward. Low temps tonight should bottom out in the low 50s, with a few upper 40s possible outside the Beltway. Gusty winds will make it feel a few degrees cooler, so a jacket will likely be in order tonight and Saturday morning.

Saturday AM forecast lows (Weather Bell)

Saturday AM forecast lows (Weather Bell)


If you’ll be tailgating for or attending any of the many Final Four events and concerts this weekend, watching the Shell Houston Open, running in the Texas Independence Relay, or heading off to the Rockets/Thunder game Sunday, you’re in good shape: Plenty of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. I’d like to offer a special welcome to anyone down here from Syracuse or Central New York. Having spent five winters in Central New York, where the sun struggles to appear between November and April, I know how happy you’re going to be with our fine Texas spring weather this weekend. Soak it up and enjoy!

Temperatures will top off in the low 70s Saturday and mid 70s Sunday. Morning temperatures will start generally in the low 50s (some 40s in outlying areas). Humidity will be in check and comfortable. As the sun comes up, it may be a bit warm for running the Relay, but as Eric said yesterday, I’m not sure you could get much better than this in early April.


If you’re extending your stay in Houston for the National Championship game Monday, you’ll get another winning day. We’ll have plenty of sun and temperatures back up near 80°. Humidity and some clouds slowly ooze back into the picture Tuesday and Wednesday. There may be another cold front later next week, but it does not look terribly impressive at this time, so I expect a mainly dry week from start to finish, with temperatures near normal for early April: Upper 70s to near 80°.

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