Houston will experience “fall lite” conditions this week

The threat of heavy rainfall has passed, and Houston will now enter a period of tranquil weather. Drier air will move into the region today in the wake of Sunday’s front, and we should see moderately cooler nighttime temperatures through Friday or Saturday morning. After this morning, rain chances are basically zero until at least next Monday or Tuesday. Enjoy the sunshine.

Radar estimated rainfall for Friday through Sunday. (NOAA)


Some clouds remain this morning across the region, but these should mix out as the day progresses to leave us with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light, out of the north at 5 to 10 mph. With ample sunshine, highs will reach the upper 80s for most of Houston. But as dewpoints fall through the day, we’ll see pleasant conditions this evening, with lows dropping into the mid-60s in Houston, with warmer conditions along the coast, and cooler for inland areas.

Tuesday through Friday

Conditions more or less remain the same for the rest of the work week, with sunny days and highs in the upper 80s. Lows will be in the 60s. Dewpoints will bottom out on Tuesday, so this will feel like our driest day, but humidity levels will remain reasonable for the whole week.

Houston will now enjoy a stretch of moderately drier and cooler weather. (Weather Bell)

Saturday and Sunday

More of an onshore flow returns this weekend, and temperatures will return to more summer-like levels, with highs near 90 degrees and overnight lows in the 70s. The humidity won’t be oppressive, but it will be noticeably higher. After this point we’ll be on the lookout for the next cold front, but most likely an approaching front will stall before entering Houston early the following week.

12 thoughts on “Houston will experience “fall lite” conditions this week”

  1. What happened on Saturday? I got stuck in the East End and watched folks flood their cars in downtown. I drove the wrong way down Harrisburg and crossed in front of a train in order to get away from high water that came up in like ten minutes. I realize it was supposed to rain heavily in some spots this weekend, but didn’t expect it like it was. Pretty freaking scary, tbh. Glad to hear no more of that this week. And before anyone @’s me, I read the posts every day. Just didn’t see that quick of a flood coming as fast as it did.

    • What? Really? Man, y’all. It was terrifying, to be honest, and I’m just commenting on what I saw like everyone else on this site. Sheesh. I’m a native. I don’t remember it being this bad even ten years ago. Or at least not this frequent.

      • History is your friend. You can look back a long time to see periods of heavy rain are common to our area.

  2. Thank you for the invention of a new weather term: “fall lite”. I love it and will use it from now on!

  3. Hooray for “fall lite” as a preview of full on fall when it arrives. I did notice it was a little drier and cooler during this morning’s walk, which was gladly accepted.

    And, keep that pause on the rain for a few days.

  4. Sounds like a very nice week. Sunny, warm, no rain, not scorching hot, and of course, not cold.

  5. Thanks you guys. I’m sooooo sick of the humidity. Waiting on another strong cold front! As I get older the heat at the end of the Summer is bothering me more…

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