A splendid weekend ahead

Good morning! Hopefully you had a splendid Thanksgiving and aren’t still stuffed after yesterday. I may be. But I have an appetite for a forecast, so let’s hop to it.

Today & Weekend

We are in a holding pattern right now between Wednesday’s front and the next system waiting for us next week. That means the weekend will see nice weather for the most part.

Today will be pleasant overall, but a bit gray at times. We may have a couple showers or sprinkles, around the area, but otherwise it will be a mix of clouds and some sun. High temperatures will hit the low 70s.

Forecast radar from HRRR model today shows mostly minor showers scattered about. (Weather Bell)

Forecast radar from HRRR model today shows mostly minor showers scattered about. (Weather Bell)

After another pleasant night in the 40s and 50s tonight, we’ll have a splendid Saturday on tap. A reinforcing push of cool, dry air will work through, and under partly to mostly sunny skies, we should get to about 70° for a high.

On Sunday, we will start in the 40s and 50s again. There should be good weather for the Texans game and any remaining weekend plans you may have. High temps should hit the low to mid 70s. Humidity will be comfortable, but it will slowly and steadily increase through the day and into the night.

If it were me, I’d open the roof at NRG Sunday. But I’m going to only give it a 35% chance right now because I’m feeling cynical. That said, I’m hopeful it will be open.

There's really no reason not to open the roof Sunday

There’s really no reason not to open the roof Sunday

 

Next Week

Next week looks like an active one around the region. A couple days ago, it appeared that we were poised to see a pretty good chance of storms and possible severe weather Monday into Tuesday. The models have backed off considerably on that threat, implying that some things just won’t come together around Houston. Though the Storm Prediction Center still highlights a day 4 severe weather risk for us Monday, model data suggests the best risk for severe storms will be closer to Lufkin and Nacogdoches into Louisiana.

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In and around Houston, we will probably see warm weather and a period of showers and a chance of thunder Monday followed by a shot of cooler, drier air. It looks like we may get a dose or two of reinforcing cooler, drier air through the remainder of next week before perhaps a more substantial system and chance of rain by next weekend. We’ll keep you posted!

Posted at 8:05 AM by Matt

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