Rain chances remain, but our focus turns to heat this weekend

We are definitely beginning to transition from a wetter pattern to a drier one across our region, but before sunny skies dominate our weather we’ll see two more days with at least scattered chances of rain showers. Then, the heat really settles in this weekend, with some of our warmest weather this summer.

Also, some birds near Jersey Village were apparently having some fun this morning around sunrise, as you can see on the video below.

Wednesday

Conditions are warm this morning, with lows across much of the city barely dropping below 80 degrees. Mostly sunny skies will allow highs to rise into the low- to mid-90s this afternoon. This daytime heating combined with the sea breeze will allow for showers and thunderstorms to develop from about 2 pm to 8 pm CT, with briefly heavy rains possible. About one-third of the area is likely to see rains today, with the most likely locations along and near Interstate 10, I’d guess. Winds will be very light, and showers should abate as the sun sets.

Thursday

Thursday should be a lot like Wednesday.

Friday

By Friday we should begin to fall under the influence of high pressure. While some isolated showers will still be possible, chances are probably less than 20 percent that you’ll see rain. Highs will be solidly in the mid=90s.

Saturday and Sunday

For those of you who have bemoaned the lack of hot and sunny weather in Houston this summer, you’re in luck. This weekend should bring the burn as high pressure settles over the area. We should see ample sunshine and high temperatures in the upper-90s. You’ll want to take care outside during the hottest parts of the day.

Next week

The aforementioned high pressure ridge may begin to back off a bit as we head into next week, and this would allow for highs to drop back into the mid-90s. We may also start to see the return of some slight rain chances by Tuesday or Wednesday as the sea breeze jump starts a bit of activity, but for now the timing of this remains uncertain.

6 thoughts on “Rain chances remain, but our focus turns to heat this weekend”

  1. The birds in the radar image are almost certainly Purple Martins. In late July they leave your neighborhood martin house and begin to gather in very large roosts (like the one near Jersey Village) in preparation for heading south in the early fall.

  2. I guess that bird video and comment is some kind of meteorological humor that I don’t understand (nor do I understand what the map is showing)

  3. Had a couple of power surges today, lost a lot of work and spending hours trying to recover. (^%&E$^&$!

    Besides being hot as hell, another reason to pray for rain, clouds, etc…Texas’ power grid and infrastructure are still in the crapper and Abbott and ERCOT have only worsened the situation. We’re looking at brownouts and rolling blackouts in August if the Death Ridge returns after a year’s absence.

    • Glad you brought that up, Paul. Now, me and my friends are by no means power company officials, but there’s a feeling among us that the Texas power grid will likely fail sometime in mid-August.

      Does anyone else wanna comment?

      • Nothing that the Governor-on-wheels or Danny Goeb or the the august body of the Legislature did during their session will increase my confidence in the “we’re special cuz we’re Texans power grid”.

        That’s my comment.

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