Houston says goodbye sunshine, and hello gray-shine

Houston’s “perfect” weather for Super Bowl week is over, but conditions the rest of the week certainly won’t be bad for visitors from colder climates as our region continues to see warmer than normal weather through the weekend.


Some fog this morning will burn away to reveal partly cloudy skies. Highs will push into the upper 70s this afternoon, and southerly winds gusting up to about 15 or 20 mph—especially closer to the coast—will help bring back moisture into the area. Lows tonight will fall to around 60 degrees for most of the region.

Dewpoints on Thursday night show drier air moving into the area along with a cool front. (Weather Bell)


A cool front without much oomph behind it will sag into the region later on Thursday afternoon or evening, and probably keep highs in the mid-70s. Lift associated with the front may allow a few showers, but we’re probably talking less than one tenth of an inch of rain for almost everyone, and no rain for a lot of locations. Lows Thursday night will fall into the mid- to upper-50s.

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Friday and Saturday

Look for slightly cooler weather in the wake of the front. I think highs on Friday and Saturday may struggle to climb out of the upper 60s, with mostly cloudy skies spreading overhead. Some slight rain chances will linger, but we are talking about very small accumulations. Low temperatures won’t fall much below 60 degrees.


And what of Super Bowl Sunday? After a start of about 60 degrees, look for highs to rise into the low- to mid-70s, with skies remaining partly to mostly cloudy. The chance of light rain or drizzle remains, which means the NFL’s wish to have the roof of NRG Stadium open might not be granted.

Monday and beyond

The anti-winter winter of 2016-2017 continues next week as high temperatures likely rise to about 80 degrees to start the week. We’re still looking at the arrival of the next real cold front some time during the middle of next week, but the global models are waffling a bit as to timing.

Posted at 6:45am CT on Wednesday by Eric

2 thoughts on “Houston says goodbye sunshine, and hello gray-shine

  1. Chuck

    Come on, leaving for Hawaii end of next week on a trip planned months ago. To be a worthwhile trip, COLD HOUSTON is necessary!

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