Houston forecast: Little rain, and a wonderful cold front

Saturday, 8:00am CT—As Houston settles into Labor Day weekend, we offer just a quick forecast for the days ahead. For early September, quite frankly, we’re going to have spectacular weather.

Saturday through Labor Day

Because tropical moisture is now expected to remain well offshore this weekend, we’ve lowered rain chances to near zero—with just a chance of a few scattered, sea breeze showers during the afternoon hours. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies with highs around 90 degrees. Normally during Labor Day weekend highs are in the mid-90s with very warm and humid nights.

Tuesday and Wednesday

An approaching cool front may nudge rain chances up a bit, while keeping highs in the upper 80s with some partly cloudy skies. Even if it rains, accumulations should be measured in tenths of an inch, and present no threat.

Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning. (National Weather Service)

Thursday through Sunday

We remain confident in the arrival of a cool front on Wednesday, which should bring wonderfully cool weather to the region for early September. We expect highs in the low- to mid-80s through most of the weekend, and overnight lows in the low 60s for inland areas, and upper 60s near the coast. The drier air will feel heavenly.


No concerns for Texas at this time. We are now fairly confident that Hurricane Irma will turn northward before it can move into the Gulf of Mexico later next week. We also have some hope that Irma will turn before reaching Florida or the US East Coast, and thus spare those areas of devastating winds and surge. However, the final track of Irma is far from locked in, so areas from Florida to New York should continue to monitor the powerful storm closely.

Posted at 8:00am CT on Saturday, Sept. 2 by Eric

10 thoughts on “Houston forecast: Little rain, and a wonderful cold front”

  1. Thank you for the update. I know it is long road to recovery. So thankful to read of the great weather in store for Houston. I have a brother and his family in New Caney and a cousin and her family in Tomball. They are reaching out to help since they were spared the brunt of the flood. It reached my cousin’s garage before receding. Hopefully it is good weather further south too. My niece and her husband in Port Aransas lost 85% of everything. Another brother in Aransas Pass believes his house will be condemned as it has structural damage. My niece and her family there as well still have no power or water and using a generator. Family in Corpus Christi were spared. I also have a lot of family all along the coast in Maryland too. I hope Irma stays off all USA coasts.

  2. Your down-to-earth, and sometimes humorous, weather reports helped keep me sane through this ordeal. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for your calm yet honest reports. Wish I’d found you a LONG time ago. Thanks to my boss who kept mentioning you and I finally looked you up. You’re my “go-to” from now on!

  4. Thank you for all the updates. I can’t express what a help you have been getting through Harvey. I look forward to following you in the future.

  5. Thanks for keeping us all level-headed in Houston. Your forecasts and models have been spot on and hype-free!

  6. Eric:

    I’m in San Antonio right now, and I am planning to leave for Houston on Tuesday (daytime). Will bad weather in San Antonio cancel my return trip? Need to know by tomorrow morning.

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