After a mild holiday and weekend, Christmas-like weather next week?

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s a great day to appreciate what we’ve got, and Matt and I are truly thankful for our families, and for the faithful and generous community of readers we have here. Now, a quick forecast.

Today

We’re going to see almost perfect conditions for Thanksgiving, from a cool morning to sunny skies this afternoon with high temperatures in the mid-70s. Enjoy the great weather.

Friday and Saturday

Wednesday’s front will move back onshore later on Thursday and will bring some moderately higher moisture levels into the Houston region on Friday. This may produce a few scattered showers along the coast, especially to the southwest of Houston, but for the most part Houston should see partly to mostly sunny skies. Meanwhile a reinforcing short of cooler, drier air will move into the area on Friday, setting the stage for two days in the low 70s, with low temperatures in the 40s north of the area, and mid-50s close to the coast. More great weather.

Drier, northeasterly air will provide for pleasant conditions on Friday and Saturday. (earth.nullschool.net)

Drier, northeasterly air will provide for pleasant conditions on Friday and Saturday. (earth.nullschool.net)

Sunday

With the flow returning from the Gulf of Mexico we’ll see warmer conditions on Sunday, in the mid-70s, and more humid conditions later that night. But it won’t last, with more colder weather on the way.

The models are still hazy with the details, but the general story line is that a fairly strong cold front will move through Houston late on Monday or Tuesday morning. Some dynamics, such as shear in the atmosphere, will favor severe weather. But conditions won’t be ideal for widespread storms, so we’ll have to continue to watch as we get closer to the event. In any case, after the front passes we’ll probably see a couple of days with highs in the mid-60s next week. Dare I say, it will begin to feel a (little) like Christmas?

Posted at 8:45am CT on Thanksgiving by Eric

7 thoughts on “After a mild holiday and weekend, Christmas-like weather next week?

  1. Blackhawks Fan

    Eric –

    For those of up traveling up north for Christmas, any signs of an early winter polar plunge? We’ve been lucky the last two years with temps even in the 50s Christmas week. My fear is we’re overdue for one of those minus 20F Christmases like in the early/mid 80s ….

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