Good morning. Before we jump into the forecast here’s a quick look back at some of the damage caused by storms that bulled through the Houston area on Wednesday morning:
- One man was killed in Huntsville when a tree fell on his master bedroom
- 73 mph wind gust recorded on North Jetty in Galveston
- 71 mph wind gust in Caldwell
- Downed power lines in New Waverly, Galveston, Friendswood
- Numerous areas reported tree damage and fallen trees
Wednesday’s early morning storms gave way to clear skies during the afternoon and a very fine evening. The region will have one more day with dry air, and another fine evening. So please enjoy this amazing late spring weather.
Lows this morning are quite chilly, dropping all the way down to 50 degrees in some parts of Montgomery County, and reaching the mid-50s or so for most areas but the coast. This is about 10 degrees cooler than normal for late April. With light, northwest winds we can expect highs today to reach around 80 degrees for most areas, with continued sunny weather. Low temperatures tonight will be about 5 degrees warmer, give or take, for your location with continued clear skies.
Winds will swing about to come from the south by Friday, and this will begin the process of warming the region and bringing humidity levels back up. But Friday itself should remain fairly dry, with highs in the mid-80s under sunny skies. Lows Friday night will likely fall somewhere into the 60s for most.
Saturday will see highs reach the mid- to upper-80s with plenty of humidity and partly to mostly sunny skies. With a weak atmospheric disturbance passing across the region we can’t entirely rule out a few sprinkles, but right now I’d bet on no rain and plenty of humidity. Lows Saturday night will likely not fall below 70 degrees for most.
High pressure builds in on Sunday, bringing any slight rain chances to an end. From there on the story becomes one of heat. Parts of Houston will likely hit 90 degrees on Sunday, and the rest of the area will feel the heat, too, with mostly sunny skies.
A warming pattern continues for the first half of next week, with high pressure keeping our skies mostly clear, pushing rain chances to zero, and keeping highs in the low 90s. Summer, anyone? Some kind of a cooler air mass will likely reach the region by Thursday or Friday, but its details are fuzzy. This will bring our first real chance of rain in a week, as well.