Weather Week: Ho Hum, Typical Spring Weather Returns
In case you weren't in Houston this weekend or were living in a cave or not reading social media, it was cold outside. How cold? Well, it was cold enough that four straight days set records in Houston. The 42-degree low on Friday morning set an all-time record low for the month of May. For Houston, that's darn chilly. If you weren't outside in it, I feel sorry for you because we shouldn't expect to see weather like that again until the fall. Between now and then, assume partly cloudy with a chance of sweat.
This week begins rather pleasant, but temperatures will inch up throughout the week. As the weekend approaches, we will see highs in the low to mid 80s and lows climbing up into the upper 60s. At the same time, humidity will begin to increase and the southern flow of moisture from the Gulf will begin invading the region. By late in the week, our chances of rain start to increase and we should see mostly cloudy skies with occasional rain through the weekend.
Saturday appears to be our best shot for the wet stuff with already a 60 percent chance forecast. Some forecasts are calling for anywhere from 1/2 to 3 inches of rain over the weekend. Chances are fairly good it will be, if not soggy, a rather overcast and muggy weekend.
By Sunday night, a moderate cool front will push through, leaving us with drier air for the beginning of next week and slightly cooler temperatures, but nothing like what we had this past weekend.
Beach weather is on the horizon, kids. Embrace it.