Houston likely to experience mild winter pattern for awhile

Wednesday’s rainfall provided a good soaking for the region, with generally 0.75 to 2.0 inches of rain falling across Houston, and slightly more along the coast. It made for a rather dreary day and night, but at least the mostly light- to moderate nature of the rainfall posed no problems. Looking ahead, the weather pattern holds nothing too extraordinary for us, with the return of sunshine, and a stretch of mild days.

Highs Thursday will be seasonally warm. (Pivotal Weather)

Thursday

In the wake of Wednesday night’s rainfall, it is a fairly warm morning, with temperatures generally in the upper 50s to 60 degrees across the region. Partly to mostly clouds this morning will give way to sunshine, allowing temperatures to warm up to around 70 degrees this afternoon. A cool front will push through Houston around noon, and off the coast this afternoon, bringing drier air this evening. The front will subtly shift the winds from the west to the north, and temperatures tonight will be cooler, dropping into the upper 40s for most of the region under clear skies.

Friday

This should be an exceptional day, with sunny skies, light winds, and highs in the upper 60s. Overnight lows will be similar to Thursday night.

Saturday and Sunday

It looks like Saturday morning will start out sunny, but at some point, probably before noon, clouds will begin to build. Highs will reach about 70 degrees despite the clouds. Later in the day an atmospheric disturbance will approach the area and increase the chance of rain. There is a slight chance of some late afternoon light rain, but the better chances will be during the overnight hours as the disturbance passes. Inland areas can probably expect a few tenths of an inch of rain, whereas if you live closer to the coast you may see 0.5 to 1 inch.

Sunday will start out warmer, with lows only about 60 degrees, and any lingering rains probably ending. High temperatures will likely climb into the low 70s, and we should perhaps see some clearing skies during the afternoon hours. Temperatures Sunday night should get into the low 50s for the city.

The week ahead looks mild for Houston. (Weather Bell)

Next week

Monday and Tuesday should be partly to mostly sunny, with highs around 70 degrees. A moderately strong front should arrive later on Tuesday or Wednesday to bring some cooler weather—expect highs to be perhaps in the 60s, and lows in the 40s for the second half of next week.

2 thoughts on “Houston likely to experience mild winter pattern for awhile

  1. parmstro

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