Weekend outlook: Hot, sunny, with a few pop-up showers

Tuesday offered a preview for what we can expect the rest of the work week in Houston—some sunshine, some clouds, and some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Where the heaviest storms set up, downpours will occur, but we don’t expect to see the longer-lived showers that affected Houston last week around the July 4th holiday.


Partly sunny skies, with highs in the low 90s. Rain chances will be best on the eastern half of the city, where conditions are slightly more favorable for storms to develop. Still, there’s probably only about a 20 to 30 percent chance you get wet today.

Rain chances will be best today to the east of Houston. (Pivotal Weather)

Thursday and Friday

The story is similar to end the work week, with highs in the low 90s, a mix of sunshine and clouds, and scattered showers across the area. Again, there’s nothing we need to be too concerned about, but you probably should be prepared for the possibility of brief, heavy showers.

Saturday and Sunday

The weekend will probably mark the beginning of end of the “scattered, but heavy showers” we’ve seen this week, but that doesn’t mean we can rule out rain. Although skies will probably be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-90s, I still anticipate that some parts of the area will see some pop-up showers, especially during the afternoon hours.

Next week

Sunny skies should prevail for most of next week, with only very slight rain chances. This turn toward more full-on summer weather will push temperatures into the mid- or even upper-90s. We’re only about two weeks from “peak summer” in Houston, and I’m afraid it’s probably going to feel like that.

5 thoughts on “Weekend outlook: Hot, sunny, with a few pop-up showers

  1. Jacob

    oh please it’s July, most gulf storms this time of year would be weak anyway. I would gladly take a wetter pattern or weak tropical disturbance over this unforgiving heat.

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