Warm today, with storms possible Thursday morning along with the next front

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Overall our forecast remains on track. Houston will have one more somewhat warm and muggy day before a front moves into the region on Thursday morning, setting the stage for sunny, clear, and cool weather through early next week. Some storms may accompany Thursday morning’s front.


Skies are mostly cloudy this morning across the region, with patchy fog. Despite the lack of much sunshine, highs today are going up to about 80 degrees. Winds will be out of the south at about 10 mph, with gusts possibly up to about 20 mph. Some brief, light showers are possible today and tonight, but accumulations, if any, will be slight. Most of us will just see gray skies. Lows tonight will not drop much below 70 degrees for most of the area.

Parts of Houston will, briefly, get back to 80 degrees today. (Weather Bell)


Some forecast models are now indicating the potential for at least a broken line of showers and thunderstorms to move into Houston ahead of a cold front on Thursday morning. If you’re planning to attend a Veteran’s Day ceremony on Thursday morning shortly after sunrise, this will be something to have in the back of your mind. Generally, this system should move through the region from northwest to southeast, somewhere in the time frame of 4 am to 10 am CT. A few areas may see a quick inch or two or rain, whereas the majority of the region will probably see one quarter of inch of rain, or less.

Dewpoints will begin falling in the wake of the front, and we should see at least partly sunny skies by Thursday afternoon with highs in the 70s. Lows Thursday night will drop into the 50s. Winds will be out of the north, but we’re not expecting anything too gusty.


Expect highs in the mid-70s with lots of sunshine and drier air. A reinforcing shot of colder air will arrive Friday night, and this will set the stage for a cooler start to the weekend. Lows Friday night will probably drop to around 50 degrees in Houston, with cooler conditions in outlying areas.

Houston should see a solid block of sunshine from Friday through Monday. (Weather Bell)

Saturday and Sunday

Despite sunny skies, highs may struggle to reach 70 degrees on Saturday, and Saturday night could bring lows in the upper 40s in Houston. Sunday will be a few degrees warmer, with more sunshine. Plan your weekend activities with confidence.

Next week

Most of next week should see highs in the mid- to upper-70s, with partly sunny skies. Another front appears likely to move through toward the end of next week, perhaps around Friday, November 19. But, my friends, our confidence in that is about as firm as tissue paper.

13 thoughts on “Warm today, with storms possible Thursday morning along with the next front”

  1. What a refreshing way to receive the weather forecast. Just one observation, the weather map images do not make sense in most cases. Today’s image is simply an orange blob that does not enhance the report. As most viewers are using mobile phones, your images do not provide clarification

    • As most viewers are using mobile phones…

      Hi there! I’m the SCW web admin. Per the site’s analytics, the desktop/mobile split is about 60/40. There are certainly a lot of mobile visitors, but the majority of folks read SCW from a computer.

    • Personally, I find the orange blob image helpful and really appreciate the numbers on the map as well.

      I don’t know how to read that ECMWF, but please keep including the technical stuff, I hope to learn one day.

    • It all looks good on my 27″ monitor. You mean there are phones which you can take with you? Not plugged into the wall?

  2. Thank you guys for your effort in providing such good information. How do I interpret the cloud cover data table directly above the bar chart? I assume the numbers in each cell are cloud cover percentage and the columns are date/time in 6 hour chunks. Not sure what the rows mean and am not familiar with the vertical labels of c00 to 50. Thanks again!

    • If I remember right, the c00 – c50 are 50 different model runs. The darker the blue means the less clouds are there and the numbers inside are cloud coverage. (Completely blue with a 0 means no clouds and completely white with a 100 means 100% cloud coverage).

    • Let’s not even think about that. Let’s enjoy a hopefully cool winter (none of that 84 and humid on Christmas nonsense we had a few years ago) while we can.

    • Click on any of the merchandise items. The blue “Buy/Donate” button is what you want next. Then, you’ll see a small button that says: “I’d like to make a donation only”.

      You should be good to walk yourself through after that.

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