“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity?” In Houston, we’re getting both

Rain showers over the last week have been completely hit or miss, with some areas such as Pearland or Baytown receiving 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall, and many other areas including The Woodlands and West University Place getting none. As a result, some readers may think the last seven days have been quite wet, while others have watched the storm clouds form, only to hear distant thunder but see no measurable rain. What I’m confident of now is that virtually no one will see rain for the next week as high pressure settles in.

Seven-day rainfall totals through Wednesday a.m. (HCOEM)

Wednesday

Today will still see a slight chance—maybe 10 percent?—of isolated showers along the sea breeze before high pressure truly clamps down on our weather. Highs likely will be otherwise in the mid- to upper-90s with mostly sunny skies and light southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday through Tuesday

There simply isn’t much to say about Texas weather in the summer, beneath high pressure. We will see highs in the upper-90s to 100 degrees. Skies will be sunny. Overnight lows will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. They say it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity? Well, my friends, in Houston we’re blessed with both.

Later next week

Forecast models indicate the pattern will finally break by the middle or end of next week, as high pressure weakens and perhaps a more northeasterly flow sets up across the region. This should bring high temperatures back down a bit, and nudge rain chances up somewhat. After a week in the fryer, we’ll be ready for any modicum of relief.

9 thoughts on ““It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity?” In Houston, we’re getting both

  1. Monty

    This sure makes forecasting easy. Reminds me of when I was in L.A. The Summer forecast was simple…Sunny, warm with a 100% chance of smog.

    1. Jack

      The Woodlands had plenty of rain in July 5-6 inches. We in West U barely had an inch and nothing so far in August….it’s not fair!!

  2. Blackhawks Fan

    You guys can come over to my office where it is currently 67 degress with water condensing on the outside of the window. At least the company is doing its part to reduce outdoor humidity.

  3. Eleanor Arnold

    Come on now, after all,it IS August. That is the way it is here in Southeast Texas. No use complaining, stay inside or find a shady spot out.

    1. Jason

      The sun provides vitamin D and reduces the risk of heart attack. Summer time is a great time to be out.

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