HOUSTON—Hot Out, Use Sunscreen Today, Overcast Not

Good morning. Houston’s hotter than normal weather for July will continue for the foreseeable future, as high pressure continues to set the agenda through the weekend and into next week. It looks as though the heat will peak this weekend, with triple-digit conditions for much of the area, before a slight moderation in temperatures next week. As for when we might see widespread rainfall, that is probably at least a week or 10 days off.

By Friday of this week, temperatures will be sizzling outside. (Weather Bell)

Wednesday

Skies will be mostly sunny today, with highs generally in the mid- to upper-90s for central parts of the Houston area, with warmer conditions possible inland, and slightly cooler weather along the coast. Winds will be out of the south at 5 to 10 mph. As an atmospheric disturbance approaches, we may see a few scattered to isolated showers this afternoon, but overall chances are probably about 20 percent for the coast, and 10 percent inland. So, not much. Lows tonight will probably not fall below 80 degrees.

Thursday

A day quite similar to Wednesday.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

The heat continues to build into the weekend, with highs of about 100 degrees likely for much of the metro area, to go along with sunny skies. Rain chances are less than 10 percent—unless you count the perspiration falling as you walk outside.

Yep, it’s going to be hot for awhile. (Weather Bell)

Next week

It looks like the high pressure system will retreat a bit to the northwest next week, which should bring highs down a couple of degrees. It won’t be much to start. But I could see the development of more clouds later next week, and that’s when rain chances may start to improve a little bit.

2 thoughts on “HOUSTON—Hot Out, Use Sunscreen Today, Overcast Not”

  1. The clever acronym for “HOUSTON” was funny because it is so true.

    And, this line had me laughing hysterically: “Rain chances are less than 10 percent—unless you count the perspiration falling as you walk outside.”

    While not rooting for Eric to give up his day job, he does have a way to make a dispiriting forecast funny.

  2. Hope to high heaven this heat is a fluke, but I have a sinking feeling that our future summers will be more of the same or worse. 🙁
    Scary as it gets.

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