It is quite cold this morning across Houston, with lows ranging from the mid-30s across northern portions of the region to around at the coast. The good news is that we’ll see warmer temperatures for the rest of this week—but the bad news is that the Sun is going to remain mostly a stranger to our skies.
A slight northerly wind, in concert with cloudy skies, will keep Houston on the cool side. I expect highs today to remain at about 50 degrees. So, a cold morning, and a cold day. Low temperatures Monday night will probably be about 10 degrees warmer than on Sunday night, however.
A bit warmer than Monday, but cloud cover should again help to keep temperatures bottled up in the 50s. Temperatures may not reflect it, but higher moisture levels will be returning to the area, and we could see some scattered, briefly heavy showers throughout the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday. For the most part I wouldn’t be concerned with accumulations, as they should only measure at a few tenths of an inch.
Wednesday and Thursday
Some slight rain chances remain, but the bigger story on Wednesday will be the movement of warmer air into the region from the south. Despite clouds on Wednesday, we should see highs in the mid-70s, and these temperatures could reach 80 degrees on Thursday with (hopefully) some partly sunny skies. Nighttime temperatures should only fall into the 60s. By the way, Houston has yet to officially hit 80 degrees in 2018.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Up and down, up and down, so goes Houston’s weather this month. Friday will be another warm day for the region, but as a cold front (likely) moves into the region, northern areas should see a cool down at some point, while areas closer to the coast remain warm throughout the day. The front will be strong enough to knock overnight lows into the 40s on Friday night, but probably not close to freezing.
The forecast for the weekend is not clear—both literally and figuratively. It is not clear what conditions we are going to see, because the aforementioned front will probably stall not too far off the coast, and that will determine what happens this weekend. If the front barrels far enough off the coast, we could see a cooler (highs in the 50s?), partly to mostly sunny weekend. If it hangs around the coast, we’ll see more clouds, some slight rain chances, and a bit warmer forecast. I can’t say which seems more likely at this time. (Oh, who am I kidding, it is going to be cloudy until August of this year, it seems).