Looks like another stellar fall weekend lies ahead for Houston

We’re seeing some fog over central and southern parts of the region, but that should burn off this morning. Houston will then have four days in the 70s before cooler, and sunny weather arrives for this weekend. Yes, it looks like we’ll have another stunning, clear and crisp Saturday and Sunday for you in the Bayou City.


If you like sunshine, soak it up today, because most of the rest of the work week will be cloudy. But for Tuesday, we should see plenty of sunshine, with highs in the mid-70s. Partially to mostly clear skies should allow low temperatures to fall to around 60 degrees on Tuesday night. So yeah, today should be really quite nice.

Wednesday and Thursday

Humidity and cloud cover returns for the middle of the week, as onshore winds get flowing. High temperatures both days should be in the mid- to upper-70s, depending on how much (if any) sunshine peeks through the afternoon clouds. Some very light rain will be possible beginning Wednesday night into Thursday, especially to the west of Interstate 45. But accumulations will be slight. With mostly cloudy skies, expect lows to only drop into the mid-60s both nights.

NOAA rain accumulation forecast for now through Saturday. (Pivotal Weather)


Confidence is increasing in our next cold front pushing through on Friday, perhaps later in the day, or late evening hours. Forecast models aren’t overly bullish on rainfall totals, which probably will end up in the 0.25 to 0.75 inch range. Highs Friday will depend on the frontal timing, but we can probably safely expect them to top out somewhere in the mid-70s.

Saturday and Sunday

Skies should clear out fairly quickly after the frontal passage, which should set us up for a sunny weekend. At this point I’d anticipate highs in the low- to mid-60s, with low temperatures on Saturday and Sunday night somewhere in the 40s for most. My only concern is the potential for Saturday to be a bit breezy in the wake of Friday’s front, but right now I don’t think we’ll see sustained winds much above 15 mph.

Sunday morning should be chilly, but not downright cold. (Pivotal Weather)

Thanksgiving week

And so what will come after this? A warm-up ensues on Monday, which should bring Houston back into the mid-70s by Tuesday or so. Most, but not all, of the model guidance then shows another front around Tuesday night or Wednesday, and this is the most likely scenario. If this happens, we should see somewhat cooler—60s?—and sunny weather for Thanksgiving. But we’re still nine-plus days out from that so overall confidence in the forecast is low. Hopefully this prediction doesn’t make me look like a turkey.

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