Summary: Houston gets about 10 or 15 days of A+ weather a year when there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Today, in my opinion, is one of those days. We’ll still see some sunshine on Wednesday before we transition to cloudier and muggier weather. The weekend should see the return of rain showers, although not something we’re concerned about in the sense of flooding.
For me, at least, it doesn’t get any better than this. After a chilly start, today will bring sunny skies, a high temperature of around 70 degrees, dry air, and a very light northerly wind. It won’t last in Houston. It never does. In fact we’ll see the return of a southeasterly flow tonight, which will spell the beginning of the end of our dry air. Lows will still drop into the upper 40s before a warming trend begins.
With the southerly flow in place, we’ll start to see the formation of clouds on Wednesday. I think there is a chance that the morning skies will be reasonably clear, but at some point tomorrow we’re going to flip the switch to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will get into the low 70s, and lows on Wednesday night will only drop to around 60 degrees. Southeast winds may gust to around 20 mph, helping to usher drier air out of the region.
Thursday and Friday
These will be a pair of mostly cloudy days, with somewhat humid air, and highs in the mid-70s. Winds will be persistently from the south, but only at 10 to 15 mph. The only real question for each day is whether we’ll see any rain. I think there’s about a 20 percent chance of very light precipitation each day.
Saturday and Sunday
The weekend’s weather will be a little more dynamic, unfortunately. For those of you a tad upset about nice weekdays and rainy weekends, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. Saturday and Sunday will both see a healthy chance of light to moderate rain showers before a front arrives sometime on Sunday to clear things out. We’re looking at highs in the mid-70s on Saturday and, depending on the timing of the front Sunday, upper 60s to 70s on Sunday.
The weekend doesn’t look to be a total washout, but I think there’s probably a 50 percent chance of showers each day, with accumulations of 0.25 to 0.75 inches for most, and a risk of higher isolated totals. So we don’t have any real flooding concerns, but these showers may definitely put a damper on outdoor activities. Lows on Sunday night will probably drop into the upper 40s.
The first half of next week should bring at least partly to mostly sunny skies, and we’ll see highs in the 60s with lows in the 40s. As the southerly flow returns mid-week Houston will return to warmer conditions, and there’s a signal for some rainfall by next Thursday or Friday. But at that point the crystal ball is starting to get pretty foggy.
Anyway, have a great day everyone. I hope you can steal some time outside. Also, I was just kidding about finding something to complain about. I have no doubt on y’all’s ability there.