Six days before the Houston Marathon the forecast looks great

The forecast for the Houston Marathon remains more or less the same as I’ve been describing over the last several days. We’re likely to have excellent conditions for long-distance running.

It still appears as though a cool front will push through Houston on Friday or early Saturday morning, setting the stage for clear, cool conditions on Sunday morning. Pinning down exact temperatures at six days out is still not possible, but I feel fairly confident in predicting a range of between 35 and 45 degrees on the start line, increasing to the low 50s by the end of the race.

The 18z GFS model is probably on the low end of possible temperatures for Sunday morning. (Weather Bell)
The 18z GFS model is on the low end of possible temperatures for Sunday morning. (Weather Bell)

Here, then, is my latest forecast for conditions on the starting line of the 2016 Houston Marathon.

Temperature

Race-time temperatures will be below normal or near normal for mid-January.

Confidence: Medium-High

Precipitation

Unless the cold front is significantly delayed, skies will be partly to mostly sunny.

Confidence: Medium-High

Winds

Without a strong pressure gradient, winds will be moderate.

Confidence: Low-Medium

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Posted at 4:25 p.m. Monday

2 thoughts on “Six days before the Houston Marathon the forecast looks great”

  1. Thanks for this. I’m running my first half-marathon and the last thing I need is to worry about the weather.

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