Houston is enjoying another moderately cool morning, with lows generally in the 60s for most of the region. This brief respite from summer will gradually end today, but a stronger taste of fall arrives on Friday. The weekend looks pretty amazing after a breezy front blows through.
An easterly breeze will shift to come out of the south the morning, and this will herald the return of the onshore flow. Conditions today will still be fairly moderate, temperature-wise, with highs generally climbing into the mid-80s. However we’re not going to see as much cooling this evening with the absence of drier air. Lows for most of Houston probably will only get into the low- to mid-70s.
Welcome back, summer! This will be a mostly sunny day, with high temperatures of around 90 degrees. Thursday night will be muggy, too, with lows on the mid- to upper-70s.
This day will have the week’s most dynamic weather. This will be a classic cold front passage, with a boundary barreling through the Houston region, likely during the morning hours. We can expect at least scattered, if not widespread, showers with the front, and perhaps a few thunderstorms. But they should pass pretty quickly as the front sweeps toward the coast by around noon or shortly thereafter.
Winds will pick up quickly as the front blows through, likely reaching about 20 mph in the city of Houston, and 25 to 30 mph along the coast, with potentially higher gusts—possibly to gale force offshore on Friday night. This could make for interesting conditions for the Harvest Moon Regatta, taking off from Lakewood Yacht Club.
Saturday and Sunday
As the front blows itself out, conditions will settle down over the weekend. If you’ve been waiting for fall, the weekend will deliver, with highs in the 70s, sunny skies, and lows in the 50s. Saturday morning should provide the coolest weather.
Clouds and the onshore flow resume later on Sunday or early Monday, so we can expect warmer and muggier conditions by Monday. Look for highs in the mid-80s, with warmer nights.
Next week looks to fall back into a late-summer pattern, with highs in the upper 80s to possibly 90 degrees. Rain chances will rise into the 30 to 40 percent range each day. Another, fairly weak front may try to work its way into the region by Thursday or so, but confidence in the forecast by then is pretty low.