Houston will enjoy one more morning with slightly cooler and drier weather—a few areas north of Houston, such as Conroe, will again briefly dip into the upper 60s—but overnight weather will gradually warm up over the next few days, and high temperatures will remain hot through the weekend. However, we remain confident in a reversion to somewhat cooler and wetter weather for the end of July and August.
With high pressure in place, we can expect very hot weather, with highs near 100 degrees, sunny skies, and only the slightest gasp of a wind.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The weekend may bring a few more clouds, which could act to hold temperatures back a few degrees. Still, I’d anticipate highs in the mid- to upper-90s with mostly sunny skies.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Monday seems likely to start out like the weekend, but a “cold” front will slog through the region sometime during the day or overnight hours. I put “cold” in quote marks, because cold fronts in southern Texas during the summer aren’t actually cold, as the cooler air really doesn’t penetrate all the way to the coast. However, much of the central plains will see temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below normal next week.
Nevertheless, conditions will change for us in Houston. Sunshine will eventually give way to clouds, and along with the clouds will come a healthy chance of rain. I’m hopeful that most of the region will receive 0.25 to 1.0 inch of rain between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night.
Along with these important rain chances, temperatures will cool down some, with highs likely in the lower 90s for most days next week, and overnight lows in the mid-70s. For early August, this will be fine, fine weather for the Houston region.