I feel like Houston is standing on the edge of the abyss this morning. We’ve got one more day of partly sunny weather with a moderate chance of rain before high pressure settles in. And by settle in, I mean builds over the region and dominates our weather in one of those classic summertime ridges that pushes up temperatures and drives away precipitation. Rain chances are not particularly great today, but they’re near zero for at least the next week after today.
Coastal areas should see some scattered showers this morning as higher levels of atmospheric moisture push inland, and some additional showers may push down from the north into areas such as Montgomery County and Harris County this afternoon. Still, overall chances are probably only 30 to 40 percent. Some clouds may help limit high temperatures into the low 90s. Winds will be light, out of the south at about 5 mph. With mostly cloudy skies tonight, lows probably will struggle to drop below 80 degrees for most.
Wednesday and Thursday
We’ll see building high pressure over the region, but temperatures won’t reach exceptional levels just yet. These days should be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-90s, and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Hot and sunny. Highs will range from the upper 90s to 100 degrees. Lows will offer scant relief, falling into the low 80s along the coast, and upper 70s inland. Please take care outside during the warmest parts of the day.
This pattern appears unlikely to change before at least Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, and our next chance at any semblance of precipitation is unlikely to occur before around the July 16-18 time frame. Hot and sunny are your bywords for Houston’s weather now.