Mild weather on tap for the next week in Houston

Temperatures during the first half of December were slightly cooler than normal, but looking ahead to most of the rest of the month it appears as though our weather will take a turn to become slightly warmer than normal. I don’t think we’ll see any weather above the low- to mid-70s, but both days and nights should for the most part be fairly moderate for the beginning of winter.

Monday

Temperatures this morning are in the low 50s for the most part—colder well inland, of course—and we’ll see a healthy warm-up today as winds have shifted to come out of the south or southwest. I’d expect highs today to push up into the mid-60s or near 70 degrees under partly to mostly sunny skies. Lows tonight will be similar to Sunday night, and as temperatures fall down toward the dewpoint temperature we could see some fog develop late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Rain accumulation forecast for now through Wednesday. (National Weather Service)

Tuesday and Wednesday

Highs on Tuesday will reach back into the upper 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies, and moderately rising moisture levels will set the stage for rain showers Tuesday night. No models are really indicating the potential for heavy rain right now (and anticipated atmospheric moisture levels don’t really support that), so I think we’re probably looking at a few tenths of an inch of rain. Rain chances should slacken by Wednesday morning, and depending upon how much skies clear we could see highs of around 70 degrees with a sunny afternoon.

Thursday and Friday

A cold front should move through Wednesday night, setting the stage for a breezy and cooler end of the week, with clear skies, highs in the low 60s, and overnight lows in the 40s.

Saturday and Sunday

The first half of the weekend looks much nicer than the second half, with sunny skies likely on Saturday, with highs of around 70 degrees. Sunday may see cloudier weather, with a slight chance of rain, as the onshore flow resumes. Sunday doesn’t look like a washout by any stretch of the imagination, it’s just that we can’t guarantee much sunshine.

With partly to mostly sunny skies likely on Saturday, and these highs, it should be a nice-to-splendid day. (Weather Bell)

Christmas week

Looking ahead to early next week, we can have increasing confidence in Christmas Day weather. And if you’re hoping for clear and cold conditions, I’m afraid we’re going to disappoint you. With no strong fronts on the horizon, weather for Christmas Day will most likely see a high temperature in the 65 to 75 degree range, with partly to mostly cloudy skies, and the potential for some light rain. I guess you all have been naughty this year?!?

13 thoughts on “Mild weather on tap for the next week in Houston

  1. lee

    And if you’re hoping for clear and cold conditions, I’m afraid we’re going to disappoint you….I guess you all have been naughty this year?!?

    I feel like eric is trolling me personally

  2. Lisa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas
    And all through the house
    The AC was running
    ‘Cause we live in the South!

    Thanks for the forecast, Eric and Matt!

  3. jess1

    weather for Christmas Day will most likely see a high temperature in the 65 to 75 degree range”

    Promises, promises…

  4. tanstaafl

    Well if it’s nice weather on Christmas then any kids who receive outdoor toys like bikes or scooters or drones will be able to play with them. So that’s good. Happy Holidays to y’all.

  5. Mark

    Yahoo for a glorious Christmas with highs in the 70s. There is maybe one picture of me in Houston at Christmas NOT wearing shorts. You all want cold Christmas? Let me recommend Pittsburgh. All four I spent there were absolutely brutal…car was snowed in during Christmas Eve service one year. I’ll take this forecast over that one any day! Ho Ho Ho

  6. Erick H

    I know it would be out of the ordinary, but possibly interesting for yourself, could you make a quick prediction for driving weather across the state for this upcoming weekend? Plenty of Houstonians will be hitting the road, and many of us have family clear across the state.

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