After another humid night across the Houston region, a cold front is sweeping through the city just before sunrise. Only a very broken line of showers is accompanying the front, so most people probably won’t see much, if any rain with the front’s passage. This will set the stage for a few nice days.
Thursday and Friday
Skies should clear out today, leading to partly or mostly sunny skies in the wake to the cold front. Highs should still climb into the mid- to upper-70s, and it should be a really nice day. We can expect a cool night Thursday night, and very pleasant, mostly sunny conditions again on Friday. Friday night should see our coolest weather of the week, with lows dropping into the mid-40s for areas well inland on Saturday morning.
This should be our nicest weekend day in quite some time. We’ll still be partly under the influence of high pressure, which means there should be a fair amount of sunshine as temperatures climb to about 70 degrees. We’ll probably see some clouds move in later in the day, and some slight rain chances enter the forecast later on Saturday night, as moisture levels rise.
Sunday and Monday
As moisture levels rebound, humidity and rain chances will follow. The start of next week should see the return of mostly cloudy skies, highs in the upper 70s, warmer nights in the 60s, and the threat of light to moderate rainfall.
Tuesday and beyond
Sometime later on Monday or Tuesday, we can expect to see some healthy rain chances as another cool front approaches the area and pushes through. As yet there is not great consistency among the forecast models, but my best guess is that moisture piling up before the front’s passage, in concert with the front itself, will probably bring 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rainfall for most of Houston, with the potential for more if some areas see heavy rain. We’ll be watching this for you.
If this scenario holds, the second half of the coming work week looks cooler (highs in the 60s, with nights in the 40s and 50s), and dry. Yes, if you can believe it, we’re probably going to see quite a bit more sunshine next week, too.