It often feels like the spring and fall seasons don’t last very long in Houston, sandwiched between a long summer and a somewhat shorter winter. This week, therefore, will offer something of a rarity—a long stretch of nearly perfect spring weather in Houston. The only shame is that most kids had spring break last week, rather than during this week’s idyllic conditions.
Some sunshine broke through on Sunday, but it was still a mostly cloudy day, and we expect similar conditions today due to a more southerly flow higher in the atmosphere, which is bringing some mid- and high-level clouds in the atmosphere. After a cool start in the upper 40s this morning, highs this afternoon should reach near 70 degrees. The city of Deer Park has lifted its Shelter-in-Place restrictions this morning, but Deep Park Independent School District campuses will be closed.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
There’s not much to say about the mid-week weather as high pressure dominates. We should generally see nighttime temperatures in the low 50s for Houston, a bit cooler inland and a bit warmer near the coast. Daytime highs will be in the low 70s. And yes, skies should be mostly sunny, with fairly dry air. Oh my.
This will be a bit of a transition day, as high pressure moves off, and the onshore flow resumes. I think we’re still likely to see a mostly sunny day, with highs in the low- to mid-70s, however, and rain chances will be fairly low.
Saturday and Sunday
Temperatures this weekend should be warmer in response to the more southerly flow, in the 70s and perhaps 80s on Sunday. This moisture return, combined with an upper-level low pressure system coming in from the west, will lead to better rain chances, especially Saturday afternoon, overnight, and Sunday. Accumulations don’t look all that great at this time, perhaps around 1 inch or so, but it’s hard to have much confidence this far out. In any case, after our sunny and pleasant week, the weekend should be less so.
The early part of next week looks fairly warm, with ongoing shower potential, before the models diverge as to whether another cold front makes it through.