Sunny and clear for Houston until the weekend

For July, the weather outside today and tonight will be amazing. Under the influence of gloriously dry air, we’ll see comfortable conditions for the next few days before more summer-like weather returns. We’ll also touch on the tropics in today’s post, although right now we don’t really see anything to worry about.

Wednesday

Temperatures have generally fallen into the low 70s this morning, and despite full sunshine today we don’t expect highs to get much above the upper-80s today. (Normally a mostly sunny day in July would be 5 to 10 degrees warmer). Winds will be out of the northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning. (Weather Bell)

Under the influence of this northerly flow, dewpoints this afternoon will be in the 40s (to the west) and 50s (in Houston), which will completely obliterate most of our region’s characteristic humidity. Expect very fine weather this evening, with lows in the upper 60s for inland areas. We may approach the record low temperature for July 24, 68 degrees, at Bush Intercontinental Airport, this evening. Don’t miss the fine weather.

Thursday

Another very fine day, a lot like Wednesday, although probably a touch less dry and a touch more humid.

Friday

As winds turn more easterly, our weather will start to warm up, and the humidity return. Expect highs in the low 90s, with mostly sunny skies.

Saturday and Sunday

As moisture returns, and the influence of high pressure remains distant, rain chances will increase this weekend. We’re talking 40 to 50 percent each day, most likely along the sea breeze during the afternoon hours. Expect high temperatures in the low 90s under partly to mostly sunny skies. With light winds, this could be a case where a few pocket areas pick up 1 inch of rain from slow-moving storms, but most of the city sees very little to none.

Tropics

The National Hurricane Center has identified a region in the northern Gulf of Mexico where it says there is a 20 percent chance of development for a tropical depression or storm this week—this is the remnants of the cold front that moved into the Gulf earlier this week.

Tropical outlook at 7am CT Wednesday. (National Hurricane Center)

Overall, development of a tropical storm is unlikely (really), and anything that does develop most likely will move off to the northeast, away from Texas. If this changes, Matt and I will certainly let you know, but for now this is nothing to be really concerned about.

18 thoughts on “Sunny and clear for Houston until the weekend

    1. William Congdon

      Yes indeed! And here are my favorites: “completely obliterate most of our region’s characteristic humidity.”

  1. Mind Blown!

    This weather is incredible. Question for y’all: where in the country would this be typical July weather?

      1. Blackhawks Fan

        Industrial Midwest is even a little cooler. Late July highs in the mid 80s, lows in the low to mid 60s. Still have a bit of humidity from the Great Lakes. Also, don’t have wait until mid-August for temps to peak. It’s pretty much happened up there.

        Now, the -30F wind chill in winter is another stroy.

        1. Mike Nelli

          Agree. I’m originally from Wisconsin….(but disown all WI sports teams…except for the Badgers). Go Cubs and Bears. 🙂

    1. Does Katy need to evacuate?

      Sending out a plea to all readers to pitch in a few bucks for Matt and Eric so they can continue to dial up this AMAZING July weather!!

      I figure it’s worth at least a Benjamin to me!!

  2. David Glock

    I have to ask. Is this delightful taste of Fall any possible indication of Fall weather in general coming to Houston earlier than usual? A man can dream. 😉

    1. Keith

      I did a search for the last 50 years on Houston temperatures and there appears to be no correlation between July temps and fall/winter temps. Sorry!

      1. Dave

        Darn! Oh, well. It’s been wonderful to have a very early Fall preview in July. 🙂

  3. Blackhawks Fan

    Delightful this morning! Might need to set the alarm for 45 minutes earlier tomorrow and Friday so I can get a pre-dawn walk in.

  4. NortherngalWI

    Slept on my screen porch last night listening to the breeze rustle through palm fronds. Dreamed I was back in Colorado with wind in the lodgepole pines. Ahhhh, great things from our northern regions!

  5. Kevin

    Woweeee, is it nice out there. Enjoyed lunch al fresco, can’t remember the last time I’ve been able to comfortably do that in Houston in July (at least, without fans and sprayers going full-blast).

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