It’s chilly this morning across Houston, generally in the low- to mid-30s, and some areas such as Tomball, Brenham and The Woodlands have dipped just below freezing.
With sunny skies we’ll warm into the mid-60s today. With light winds we’ll see near deal winter weather. Lows tonight will be about 10 degrees warmer.
FRIDAY through SUNDAY
These three days will be warmer, but not unpleasantly so as the air will remain fairly dry. Expect highs in the low- to mid-70s most days across Houston, with lows rising to near 60 degrees by Monday morning. Rain chances will be near zero.
For Mardi Gras in Galveston, daytime temperatures will be a touch cooler, and nighttime temperatures a touch warmer.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
Along with highs in the 70s, slight rain chances return Monday and Tuesday ahead of a fairly robust cold front. I don’t think we’re talking a lot of rain, perhaps a few tenths of an inch at most. As for the front itself, there’s likely to be a limited amount of instability. This means that while thunderstorms are certainly possible ahead of a cold air mass like this, I wouldn’t bet on them. Conditions for severe weather seem more likely to the east of Houston, in Louisiana.
TUESDAY NIGHT and BEYOND
We’ll see very cold and clear conditions in the wake of the front, and possibly a freeze by Wednesday or Thursday morning. The winter-like weather should last through at least Saturday.