Warming up for a soggy Saturday, then hopefully drier on Sunday

It’s another chilly morning across Houston, with temperatures in the 40s across the metro area, but we’re going to transition out of the cool pattern we’ve been in for the rest of the week.

TODAY-FRIDAY

We’re going to see gradually warming conditions over the rest of the work week, and we’ll also start to see some clouds. Please do not be alarmed by white, fluffy, cuddly looking things in the sky. Those are clumps of moisture that have condensed. They are not harmful.

High temperatures will rise from the low 70s today to the upper 70s by Friday, and low temperatures will increase from the 40s today, to the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday morning, and into the lower 60s by Friday and upper 60s by Saturday morning. As temperatures rise, humidity levels will too.

Because we’re so dry rain chances will remain very low.

SATURDAY

As a cool front approaches from the northwest the area will see a decent chance of rain on Saturday, most likely in the form of light to moderate rain. Forecast models have trended a little wetter, and it now seems plausible the Houston region could see 1 to 2 inches of total rain between Saturday morning and Sunday morning. This shouldn’t be enough to cause any flooding issues, but it definitely could put a damper on outdoor plans for Saturday.

NOAA's forecast for Saturday and Saturday night rainfall totals are not too shabby over East Texas. (Weather Bell)

NOAA’s forecast for Saturday and Saturday night rainfall totals are not too shabby over East Texas. (Weather Bell)

 

SUNDAY

A cooler and drier air mass should arrive on Sunday, and if I had to guess it will move through by or slightly before noon. This is good news for tailgating before the big Texans-Patriots game on Sunday night, in terms of rain-free conditions, but I’m not entirely confident about timing yet.

3 thoughts on “Warming up for a soggy Saturday, then hopefully drier on Sunday

  1. Charles Doc Dougherty

    I appreciate your work.
    I am headed out to view Whooping Crane in Aransas Wildlife Rescue Saturday thru Fri (12/18)

    Similar weather down there?

    1. Anna

      Will miss you at LITH, Doc!
      I’ll have a shot of Fireball in the ice block for you. (Which will now be under a canopy!)

      Enjoy the Whooping Cranes.

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