Mostly even-Steven weather for Houston during the coming week

Good morning! Houston weather will be doing Houston things for the rest of this week, which means you can expect our customary heat and humidity. But given that our weather will neither be exceptionally hot or exceptionally wet in the days ahead, we’ll take that and be happy in August.

Tuesday

This will be another day a lot like Monday, with partly to mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light, at only about 5 mph, out of the west. This should allow high temperatures to nudge up into the mid- or possibly even upper-90s for areas well inland, while remaining several degrees cooler near the coast. As temperatures rise into the 90s, we may see the development of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms north of the metro area, sagging southward into Houston during the late afternoon or early evening hours. Rain chances are likely about 30 percent, or a tad less.

Most of Texas will be in the 100s by Wednesday, but the Houston area should remain in the mid-90s. (Pivotal Weather)

Wednesday

Expect more of the same conditions as Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies and highs generally in the mid-90s. We will again see a chance for the development of some briefly lived, south-moving showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon. As will be the case for most of this week, nighttime lows will barely drop into the 70s for most of the region, with partly cloudy skies. Humidity will be ample, of course.

Thursday and Friday

Houston won’t fall directly beneath a stultifying ridge of high pressure toward the end of this week, but on Thursday and Friday its influence will peak, leading to a pair of mostly sunny days with highs in the mid-90s. We can’t entirely rule out a few showers firing up along the sea breeze, but overall rain chances should be quite low.

Saturday and Sunday

As the influence of high pressure weakens slightly, we may see slightly better rain chances this weekend, although it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when. Otherwise, skies should be partly to mostly sunny, with relatively “moderate” temperatures for August, as highs only climb into the low- to mid-90s. Like, it will be hot, but not extremely so.

When the temperature outlook for most of Texas in August is neutral, can you really complain? (Pivotal Weather)

Next week

After mostly sunny skies this week, next week may see more clouds mix into the skies, with perhaps some slightly better rain chances. The good news is that, when looking at the medium-range models, we don’t see any really hot weather requiring a heat advisory, nor any signs of potentially flooding rainfall. The bad news is that this forecast only gets us into mid-August, and this being 2020, we’re not letting our guard down at Space City Weather.

7 thoughts on “Mostly even-Steven weather for Houston during the coming week

  1. Jingle Jangle

    August is my least favorite month since it is the only one without any holidays.

    Plus, the Houston summer weather is still getting warmer and, like the Borg, is relentless after 4 months. (Yes, I started “Houston summer” in April.) My electric provider loves billing me, though.

    1. Blackhawks Fan

      Summer definitely didn’t do its duty in killing off COVID. Imagine what winter might be like…

  2. Tam

    “ The bad news is that this forecast only gets us into mid-August, and this being 2020, we’re not letting our guard down at Space City Weather.” <—— This is why I subscribe to you all. 2020 is the Year of “Bih, Hold My Beer”. 😂 We can never get complacent.

    1. Blackhawks Fan

      As one meme went, “Sure, it sounds like thunder. But it’s 2020. It’s probably Godzilla.”

  3. Steven G

    Why does my name have to be included!!
    Just kidding. As you mention, I’ll take this over oppressive get/humidity anytime.

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