Houston to enjoy a couple of wonderful spring days now

As expected, Wednesday night’s storms were mostly a non-event for Houston, with most of the region outside of the Brazos Valley picking up 1.0 inch or less of rainfall. We’re now going to enjoy a few somewhat cooler nights before the onshore flow returns. After this, however, it appears the region will settle into a warmer and definitely more humid pattern for awhile—a good reminder that summer is nigh.

Thursday

Skies will be clearing out today, and this will allow highs to probably get to about 80 degrees despite a modest northwesterly wind. Temperatures will fall off this evening as the sun goes down, and with clear skies, areas well inland may see the upper 50s, while most of Houston stays in the low 60s.

Low temperatures look fine for Friday morning. (Pivotal Weather)

Friday

A banner day, with lots of dry air, sunshine, and light winds. High temperatures will get into the mid-80s. We’re going to have one more cool night, as lows get down into the low 60s in Houston again. This really will be the last hurrah for dry air, for awhile, so enjoy it.

Saturday

As we’ve been saying for awhile, this will be a fine weekend for late April. Saturday will see highs in the mid-80s, and while relative humidity will creep up a bit with the onshore flow returning, it will be only modestly more humid Saturday. Winds will be out of the south at 5 to 10mph, helping to nudge BP MS 150 riders out of town on their way to Austin.

Sunday

Sunday will offer more sunshine, the the day will start warmer, in the mid- to upper-60s, the air will be a bit more humid, and daytime highs may get into the upper 80s. The only concern is the potential for a quick sunburn, as the sun angle is now quite high during the middle of the day.

Look for warmer than normal weather next week. (Pivotal Weather)

Next week

Most of next week looks warm at this point, with highs in the mid-80s to 90 degrees, and overnight lows probably only falling to around 70 degrees. Some 20 to 30 percent rain chances return by Tuesday, or so, but we’re not seeing a particularly strong signal for rain. Cold fronts will be harder to come by as we get into May, but we’ll probably see another one or two weak ones before we get fully into summer.

7 thoughts on “Houston to enjoy a couple of wonderful spring days now

  1. Blackhawks Fan

    Some rumbling thunder last night leading to anticipation…. followed by the joy of hearing rain on the roof….then it stops 10-12 seconds later. Nothing, zip, zero, nada after that.

    Sorry, Eric, I’m going to have to withdraw that bonus check you earned for the weather on Easter.

    Need rain…bad.

  2. Arianda

    Not that I’m complaining, but for once, I’m glad this became a non-event because usually it’s underestimated and then we get flooded…..

  3. Susan K Williams

    I am so tired of beating my head against a brick wall. At least that’s what it feels like! My friends in the sailing world all listen to the talking heads on TV. I tell them, over and over and over….. go see what MY guy has to say… I point them in the right direction, I give them word for word….. and yet, they bury their collective heads in the sand….. That’s ok, though, I will still follow the BEST weather man in the industry!

  4. Heather

    Thank you for the preemptive sanity check yesterday that Houston wouldn’t see the same impact as the rest of the state. Appreciate the balanced, pragmatic forecasting, as always.

  5. Jay Mehta

    Do you think we will get a drought this summer? since the hurricane harvey, we didnt really get that much rain

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