Quite warm before a cold front Wednesday blows the humidity away

Houston will face some fog this morning as surface temperatures and dewpoints are essentially the same, in the low- to mid-70s. This sticky weather will abruptly change on Wednesday as a strong front moves through and brings breezy, cooler weather to the region. The weekend, including Halloween, looks absolutely spectacular.

It is a sticky morning in the mid-70s out there, y’all. (Weather Bell)


After the fog dissipates shortly after sunrise, today is going to be hot and sunny, with highs in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. Winds will be light, out of the west to southwest. Lows tonight won’t drop much below the mid-70s for most of the region. This weather is uncharacteristically warm for late October, but it’s not going to last.


This will be another sticky day, but the presence of a few more clouds should help to limit high temperatures to the mid- to upper-80s. Some rain chances will be possible during the afternoon hours along the coast, migrating inland during the evening. Any showers that develop should be light. Rain chances will be in the range of 30 percent. Overnight temperatures will remain warm as moderate rain chances persist.

There is a slight chance of severe weather with the passage of Wednesday’s front. (NOAA)


It’s cold front day! As always there is a bit of uncertainty with the front’s timing, but it looks like a line of storms should reach the metro area around Noon. These storms could be briefly intense as they move from northwest to southeast across Houston, but should only last for an hour or less. Accumulations should be on the order of 0.5 to 1.0 inch of rain for most. Highs for most on Wednesday will be in the mid-80s, with the air becoming markedly drier behind the front. Lows Wednesday night should drop to around 60 in Houston, with cooler weather in outlying areas, and warmer conditions right along the coast.

Thursday and Friday

These should be sunny, splendid days with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for much of the metro area, and 40s for some inland areas. It’s possible that these days are somewhat breezy, so that’s something we’ll be watching for.

Saturday morning looks like the coolest one of the week. (Weather Bell)

Saturday and Sunday

Plan your outdoor activities with confidence. Both days should see mostly sunny skies. Saturday should bring highs in the 70s, with Halloween possibly reaching 80 degrees. Although the onshore flow will return sometime this weekend, enough dry air should remain to make for pleasant conditions when trick-or-treating on Sunday evening. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Quite warm before a cold front Wednesday blows the humidity away”

  1. I haven’t check the trusty farmers almanac, but are any polar vortex type storms predicted this winter?

  2. This sort of weather is ridiculous for late October. Then again, this is Houston where the weather usually is ridiculous.

    • It’s not just ridiculous weather in my hometown of Houston. Here in the southern Rockies we typically get our first snow a few days either side of Halloween and its not going to happen this year. While nights are freezing, days are 6-10 degrees above average. I guess no matter where you live the weather is not making the locals happy.

    • Halloween is always a crapshoot. Plan for a warm costume, it will be cold. Plan for a breezy costume, you’ll be freezing! It’s a thing of beauty when we hit that sweet spot!

  3. I’m not going to cry when this warm humid weather gets shooed away on Wednesday for a bit.

    On the bright side, actual Halloween weekend should be good for costume wearers of all ages.

  4. I’ve always told new Houston folks “the weather tends to break around Halloween” and that’s holding true this year (sometimes it’s a week late, sometimes a week early). It can — can — mean an end to regular AC season, but I’m in shorts at Thanksgiving nearly every year.

  5. Any info on what set up Saturday’s washout vs. the forceast? Legitimately asking for your take on it.

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