Rainy, slightly cooler pattern to continue through the weekend

Houston’s weather will more or less remain in the same pattern for the next few days, with some subtle variations, before high pressure begins to assert more control next week.

Wednesday and Thursday

These two days will be similar. The atmosphere remains moist across the Texas coast, but the eastern half of the metro area is a little more so, and that’s probably where the best rain chances will lie Wednesday and Thursday. We can again expect some areas to see hot and sunny conditions, while other parts of Houston see threatening clouds, and some areas actually see some heavy thunderstorms. All told, accumulations shouldn’t be significant enough to cause any kind of flooding. Highs should range from 90 to 95 degrees.

Friday

If you’re looking for drier weather this week, Friday’s probably the day. But we’re still going to see a decent chance of showers along with the sea breeze during the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures will probably be quite warm, with highs in the mid-90s.

Saturday and Sunday

I do expect better rain chances on Saturday—and especially Sunday—as an upper-level disturbance moves toward the area. This should be the kind of system that produces about one-half to one inch of rain for parts of Houston, with some areas perhaps seeing a bit more, and some areas less. I’m not worried about flooding, but if you have outdoor activities planned, you should have a place to shelter if thunderstorms come calling. Highs around 90 degrees.

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

Next week

As of now, it looks as though Houston will remain in this rainy, and slightly cooler than normal pattern through Monday and Tuesday of next week before high pressure begins to settle in. The forecast models aren’t 100 percent locked in on this solution, but it seems like there’s a good chance, and this would bring mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-90s beginning by Wednesday or so. We’ll see.

Posted at 7:15am CT on Wednesday by Eric

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