Today is Space City Weather Day in Houston. Yes, really.

Matt and I are thrilled to share with you that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed today, June 8, 2021, as Space City Weather Day in Houston, Texas. We’re grateful to Houston City Council Member Abbie Kamin for nominating the site for this recognition, and we thank the mayor and entire city council for this honor.

Why do we care about this? Well, neither Matt nor myself were born in Houston. I arrived here in 1997, and Matt about a decade later. Both of us have made our homes here, begun to raise our families here, and consider Houston our home. We are just so happy to be able give something back to this community that has given so much to us.


With the departure of last week’s rain showers, Houston’s weather is turning warmer and more humid, with dewpoints in the mid- to upper 70s. This means that sticky summer conditions are here to stay. Perhaps it is appropriate, then, that Space City Weather Day will be hot and humid.

Mostly cloudy skies this morning should give way to partly sunny conditions this afternoon, with highs in the low 90s. There is a slight chance, perhaps about 20 percent, of rain for areas north of Interstate 10. But yeah, probably not. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 mph, and lows tonight will not drop below 80 degrees for some areas.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be several degrees warmer than normal across Texas. (Weather Bell)


With high pressure building and a capping inversion in place, rain chances should end completely on Wednesday, with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs likely in the low- to mid-90s. This will herald the arrival of summer proper in Houston. Overnight conditions will again provide little relief.

Thursday and Friday

The story remains the same. As you probably know, summer in Houston beneath a ridge of high pressure means warm weather, sunny skies, and ample humidity. Highs probably will settle somewhere in the low- to mid-90s.

Saturday and Sunday

We will likely see more of the same this weekend. Saturday, almost certainly, will be sunny and hot. That seems the probable outcome for Sunday as well, although the forecast is made a little uncertain with the potential disruption of our high pressure system and slight chance of showers. However, when we fall under these kinds of sunny and hot summertime patterns they tend to stick around for awhile.


The National Hurricane Center is continuing to highlight the possibility of a tropical depression forming in the southwestern Caribbean Sea, and it seems that some fragment of this tropical energy will eventually track toward the Gulf of Mexico next week. This may spin something up in the Bay of Campeche about a week or 10 days from now, perhaps a tropical depression, but it’s not something we’re overly concerned with for now. Although it may eventually lead to higher rain chances next week, in forecasting terms, this is a long way off and we just can’t say anything more.

37 thoughts on “Today is Space City Weather Day in Houston. Yes, really.”

  1. Congratulations! A very well deserved recognition – you have done so much to bring sensible and helpful weather information without the misleading drama – I truly appreciate it.

  2. Add mine. Congratulations and Thank you for such personal and understandable weather reporting.

  3. Congratulations! You are my weather forecasters always! Now loving the new app! Thank you for your no hype info, it really is calming and I can trust you! Thank you for all you do!

  4. Congratulations! As a faithful follower of your site you are appreciated. I share your email each day with my fellow employees.

  5. Congrats, gentlemen! Not that I want any squirrely weather…but if so…glad to have you reasonable, no hype guys to turn to.

  6. Well-deserved recognition from the city — thank you for what you’ve done!
    And my own personal marker for summer is the warm sticky nights when those overnight lows refuse to drop below 80F. That’s H-Town summer……

  7. All of us who have trusted your analyses fir many years truly appreciate the โ€œgood stuffโ€ you do. Good to see the โ€œpowers that beโ€ finally recognize this as well!

    ๐Ÿ˜…(summer is here)๐Ÿ˜…
    Congrats and keep up the great work!!๐Ÿค 

  8. Congratulations! Well deserved. You make life easier & we are all better informed because of your diligent & fastidious work.

  9. Y’all deserve this recognition. Voices of sanity in a crazy world. I start my mornings reading your posts as do all my friends and family.

  10. Congrats gentlemen. There arenโ€™t enough accolades to give to you guys! The SCW team is the best!!! You guys are one more reason why I love living here.

  11. Congratulations! You guys are the best forecasters I know here in Houston, so your own day is definitely deserved.

    Happy Space City Weather Day!

  12. Congratulations on Space City Weather Day in Houston! Well deserved! SCW is my go-to for no hype weather reports. ๐ŸŒง โ˜€๏ธ โ›…๏ธ โ˜”๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  13. You two are our go to source for accurate, no hyperbole weather. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

  14. Congratulations and well deserved! I have recommended you guys to many people and Iโ€™m so happy to have a reliable source to trust about the crazy weather here. Bravo. ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŒŽ ๐ŸŽ‰

  15. Add me to the chorus of well-wishers! Talk about another set of “Hidden Figures” who have improved our city!

    If I remember correctly, I got hooked on this site during Hurricane Ike (2008) and it has been a bookmarked site ever since.

  16. Congratulations! I appreciate your straight forward and honest (with no drama) weather reports. You are my only source for weather now.

  17. Congratulations!

    What are the chances that this will make landfall in West Houston?

  18. Congratulations! Well deserved. You are much appreciated and relied upon.

  19. Congratulations on Space City Weather day. I read your forecast every morning.

  20. Hopefully you are not considering your Proclmation as anything other than an attempt by theDemocratic party to attempt to sway your endorsement of the Turner administration.
    If this is indeed the case, and you decide to endorse/spread the democrat BS, I feel it will fail to help your site and will alleinate Conservatives such as myself.

    Stick to what you do bestโ€ฆ.the Weather and leave the political crap to the other many venues!

    • You are the one making things political. Eric and Matt have every right to mention this honor, which they highly deserve.

  21. Congratulations on an honor well-deserved! Many thanks for keeping the weather reporting “sane.”

  22. Very pleased to see you get the recognition you both so richly deserve. SCW is an invaluable asset to this city.

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