Late January is going to feel like late January for Houston

In the wake of Tuesday’s cold front, Houston will now see a period of chilly days with partly to mostly sunny skies through the weekend. Clouds, some humidity, and rain chances return on Monday. All in all, it will feel a lot like winter in Houston.

Wednesday

Winds are blowing out of the north this morning at 10 to 15 mph from the northeast and this influx of cooler air should continue for most of today, limiting high temperatures in the mid-50s despite the presence of sunny skies. A few clouds will develop overnight, but temperatures should still drop to around 40 degrees in Houston as winds slacken somewhat.

Thursday

Some clouds will work their way into the region on Thursday ahead of the next cold front, so expect partly sunny skies during the morning, and grayer conditions as we get toward evening. Highs should reach the upper 50s for most locations, with light northeasterly winds. Overnight lows will drop into the low- to mid-40s. Some light rain is possible Thursday night as the front passes through early Friday morning.

A front on Thursday night will bring some modest rain chances to Houston. (National Weather Service).

Friday

Skies should begin to clear out in the wake of the front, but even with the sunny skies temperatures will crest in the mid- to upper-50s. This will be a somewhat chilly day, with winds gusting out of the north at or above 20 mph during the daytime. Lows Friday night will drop into the 30s in Houston, and a light freeze is possible for outlying areas.

Saturday and Sunday

The weekend looks tremendous for late January, with mostly sunny skies and cool, dry air. Look for highs near 60 degrees on Saturday, with overnight lows dropping to around 40 degrees, and highs in the upper 60s on Sunday.

Low temperatures on Saturday morning will be fairly chilly for the region. (Weather Bell)

Next week

As the onshore flow returns, look for increasing atmospheric moisture levels to spark a decent chance of rain through about Wednesday. Highs should eventually climb back into the low 70s before a front late on Tuesday or some time Wednesday brings more chilly weather back into the picture, with nights perhaps dropping back down to around 40 degrees. Look for rainfall accumulations of perhaps 1 inch next week, give or take.

6 thoughts on “Late January is going to feel like late January for Houston”

  1. Hey guys – love the website, and love your forecasts. Any chance you could started to include a daily wind forecast as well? A number of users on this site (myself included) are involved in activities that rely heavily on knowing how much wind we can expect on any given day. This activities can include flying aircraft (full size and model aircraft), model rocketry, kite flying, bike riding on open roads, and general yardwork (ever tried to rake leaves in a 15mph + wind?). Much appreciated and keep up the great work.

    • Yes, riding a bicycle or motorcycle in the winds is not pleasant. But I do need to get my box kite put back together. A box kite is ideal for steady wind; doesn’t do very well in light breezes.

    • It’s too soon to predict that. We can get freezes as late as March. And as mentioned in the article, we may get a light freeze for inland areas later this week.

  2. Eric is also mentioned in an article on ARS Technica (via The Guardian) about the Falcon 9 booster that’s going to hit the moon in March

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