Some sunshine returns today before it hides until its namesake

Seasonal weather returns for today in the wake of an overnight cold front, but this effect will be short lived. Said front will peter out over the Gulf waters today, allowing the flow to reverse, and set up a warming trend on Thursday. This will continue until a stronger front arrives on Saturday to clear skies out for the second half of the weekend. Matt and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Today should see partly to mostly sunny skies through the first part of the day, with breezy northerly winds gusting up to about 20mph—typical for late-fall cold front. Highs will get into the 60s, with lows tonight falling into the 50s for most of Houston as clouds build over the area.

High temperatures on Thursday will vary widely depending on where you’re headed. (Pivotal Weather)


Very quickly, moisture levels above the surface will begin to rise on Wednesday night, and this will lead to mostly cloudy skies on Thursday, making Thanksgiving a fairly gloomy affair in that regard. The good news is that rain chances will be fairly low, likely 20 percent or less, and where showers do occur should be light and brief. Clouds should limit highs on Thanksgiving to around 70 degrees. Lows Thursday night will fall into the mid-60s.


As of now, Friday looks to bring more of the same, with a stronger southerly flow helping to nudge temperatures into the mid-70s, with mostly cloudy skies and the potential for some light rain showers.


This will be another warm, gray day with highs in the mid- to upper-70s ahead of a stronger cold front. Right now there’s some question about the potential for thunderstorms ahead of, or along the front, but none of the models are particularly excited about rainfall accumulations—expect them to be on the order of one-half inch of rain, or less. The front’s timing remains somewhat up in the air, but I’d guess it comes through between the afternoon on Saturday and sunrise on Sunday.

Overall rain accumulation through the weekend looks modest. (Pivotal Weather)


This day still looks clear and cool, with sunny skies and highs in the 60s.

Next week

Lows on Sunday and Monday night should get down into the low 40s for most of Houston—colder inland and warmer near the coast—before a warming trend on Tuesday. Highs for the most part next week should be in the 60s and 70s, but we don’t have a whole lot of confidence from Wednesday on. There is no signal for very cold or very warm weather at this point, so dare we hope for pleasant weather in Houston? That would be something to give thanks for.


There remains time to donate funds to the site, or buy a t-shirt, sweatshirt or umbrella to support our efforts. Matt and I have some cool plans for next year, and your donations will help make that happen, keep the server hopping, and more.

8 thoughts on “Some sunshine returns today before it hides until its namesake”

  1. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving Day! Thank you for bringing us this region’s weather and peace of mind.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you and your families.
    Thanks for doing such a good job for Houston.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you both and your families! Thanks for the clear explanations you always provide for your followers.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to both of your families. Thank you for doing such a great job in keeping us aware of our upcoming weather roller coaster!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Regarding your fundraiser, I’m in for another umbrella. In past years I bought an umbrella and a shirt, both high quality, especially the umbrella which is much better that those you’d find in the big box stores around here. It’s on par with a good golf umbrella.

  6. Thanks guys. Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. May our diets and body’s forgive us all on Friday. Best wishes and God Bless to all of you.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I for one am thankful that we have your terrific weather updates throughout the year..

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