No, really, we will have some sunny skies this week in Houston

Houston experienced another dreary weekend, with unrelenting gray skies and on-and-off rainfall. We’ve had so many of these in 2018 that I joked about them on Twitter.

Fortunately, I think this pattern will break in a few days for the region, so let’s get right to the forecast.

Monday

Dense fog has developed for parts of Houston (there’s an advisory in effect until 10am) but other areas are pretty clear this morning. This fog should burn off pretty quickly. Otherwise, that nearly stationary front that helped spur widespread rain showers this weekend has finally pushed off the coast. That doesn’t mean we’re going to see sunny skies today, although I think some sun could peek through briefly. Instead, we’ll see a fair amount of clouds, and a chance of scattered, light showers later today with highs of around 70 degrees. Lows tonight will be in the upper 50s for inland areas, and lower 60s closer to the coast.

Tuesday

Similar to Monday in that our skies will be mostly gray, but we should also see a rise in moisture levels as the onshore flow resumes from the Gulf of Mexico. Again, some scattered rain showers are possible, but nothing to write home about. The warmer flow should allow highs to reach up into the upper 70s.

Wednesday

Temperatures on Wednesday will depend on how much sunshine will poke through the clouds. If it is a mostly cloudy day, highs will be around 80 degrees. If some sunshine breaks through during the afternoon, I think we’ll get into the low 80s. Rain chances are low.

Sometime on Wednesday night a cold front should reach Houston and, unlike the last few, this one should push well off the coast into the Gulf of Mexico. We expect a line of showers and thunderstorms to accompany the front, but as of now we don’t anticipate anything too severe for the Houston area.

GFS model depiction of the front at midnight Thursday (left), and 6am Thursday. (Weather Bell)

Thursday and Friday

Did we say sunshine? As high pressure takes control of our weather in the wake of the front, we expect Thursday and Friday to both be partly sunny days, with highs in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. Nights should be cool, with upper 40s for inland areas and 50s closer to the coast. Should be some great spring weather.

Saturday and Sunday

I think some sunshine will hang around for Saturday, with a high of around 70 degrees. All in all, this should be one of our best, if not best Saturday of the year so far. There will be some clouds, but as of now, it appears rain chances will probably hold off until the evening, or overnight hours. But rain chances will return, as moisture begins streaming back from the Gulf sometime on Saturday, setting the stage for warmer and potentially wetter weather from Sunday through Tuesday of next week.

9 thoughts on “No, really, we will have some sunny skies this week in Houston

    1. Chuck

      πŸ™‚ A vicious rumor. Did that F-16 you mentioned, dispatched from Ellington to investigate the strange, bright object in the sky, ever return? πŸ™‚ The Martians are messing with us again!

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