Rainy for the next day as a cold front slogs into Houston

Change is on the way for Houston, with a front nearing the area. This front will be something of a slow mover, so it may rain on and off from later today through Thursday morning before skies finally begin to clear out. This weekend still looks clear, cool, and exceptional.

Wednesday

Skies will be mostly cloudy today, which should help to limit high temperatures to the mid-70s. Winds will be light, generally from the northeast. Rain showers should start to develop north of Houston later this morning, and then fill in across the region this afternoon and overnight. We’re probably not looking at anything too extreme in terms of rainfall, with most of the area seeing perhaps 1 to 2 inches through Thursday morning. Temperatures should begin falling by around mid-afternoon, with 60s this evening, and 50s overnight.

NOAA rain accumulation forecast for now through Thursday. (Weather Bell)

Thursday

This will be a chilly day that likely starts out wet, with ongoing light to moderate rainfall. Winds may gust to 15 to 20 mph from the north during the late morning hours, but the front will bring nothing like last week’s stiff winds. Even though skies may begin to clear somewhat during the afternoon, highs will likely top out in the upper 50s to low 60s. If the high stays below 65 degrees, it would be our coldest day since February 20, when we were finally starting to come out of the Valentine’s freeze. Temperatures will fall to near 50 degrees on Thursday night in Houston.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

This three day period should bring sunny skies and cooler weather, with highs ranging from the upper 60s on Friday to mid-70s on Sunday. Both Friday and Saturday night could see lows in the upper 40s in Houston, with cooler conditions inland, and warmer along the coast.

Forecast for low temperatures on Friday morning. Saturday will be similar. (WeatherBell)

Next weekend

As the onshore flow returns later this weekend, we should see a warm-up next week back toward highs of around 80 degrees, lows in the 60s, and rising humidity. Rain chances seem low for the most part. Another front seems likely to move through around next Thursday, although we’re not locked in on such a solution yet. This front, if it makes it through, would setup another great fall weekend should it come to pass.

5 thoughts on “Rainy for the next day as a cold front slogs into Houston”

  1. (Psst, I think that under “Friday, Saturday, and Sunday” you meant “this three day period”, not three week.)

    • Hey I’m counting down until spring as well
      But maybe we will get lucky this winter. Maybe it will be a 2016-2017 repeat and there will be long stretches of warm humid weather into the low 80s.
      We can only hope……

  2. Very happy to hear of “clear, cool, and exceptional” as the weekend forecast. My A/C unit will thank you for the extra break. Plus, I tend to think of October and April as shoulder season where my utility bill gets to be the lowest of the year.

    October after the summer heat is gone but before turning on the electric furnace. And, April is before the 5-month peak summer starts.

    Oh, and November means the annual Space City Weather fundraiser is coming.

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