Goooooooooood morning, Houston. And truly, it is a good morning. Lows have generally only fallen into the low 60s across the metro area, but the combination of cooler temperatures and significantly drier air has made for pleasant fall conditions. Although this brief fling with fall won’t last too long, if you’ve enjoyed this I’ve got some good news for you later in the forecast.
Fall will hang around for today and tonight—with splendid, sunny skies and highs only reaching about 80 degrees. Low temperatures tonight should fall into the low to mid-60s, except for areas along the coast. Play hooky!
With the return of southerly winds later in the day, we’re going to see a corresponding rise in humidity and temperatures. After a cool-ish start to the day, look for highs in the mid- to upper-80s with mostly sunny skies.
Friday through Sunday
Warm. These are probably the last three days of the year that we can expect to see 90-degree temperatures. It’s that time of year, and overall our weather should turn cooler next week. But before then, it’s going to be quite warm, with mostly sunny days and highs near or at 90 degrees. We can’t rule out some isolated or scattered rain showers, but for the most part it won’t rain, and where it does, accumulations should be fairly slight. A great weekend for the pool, beach, or other water activities.
By Monday, almost everyone (except for the few thermophiles who read this site) will be sick and tired of the heat and humidity. It’s mid-October, after all. And finally, it looks like we’re going to get a pretty nice fall cold front later on Sunday or Monday. I’m not 100 percent confident in temperatures, but I think we’ll be a good 5 degrees cooler than we are this morning—if not cooler. Highs for much of next week should be in the low 80s, with a few nights in the 50s (or lower 60s along the coast). In short, it should feel pretty great.