Weather Week: Who's Ready for One More Shot of Cold Weather?
The oddball "spring" weather in Houston continues this week, but before I get there, let's recap the rain we had over the weekend. Certain parts of town received as much as 8 inches of rain on Saturday as thunderstorms trained along a warm front. As amazing as it may seem, April will still go down as below normal in rainfall because the official point of collection is at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and they got only about a quarter inch.
Still, most of the area got between 2 and 3 inches and it was much needed. Some areas west of town even got a decent soaking Sunday and Monday.
As for the remainder of this week, surprisingly we appear to be set for yet ANOTHER shot of cold air on Friday. A cold front should push through Thursday afternoon to early evening and temperatures will begin to drop.
By Friday night, there is a very good chance we will break the record low of 47 degrees, perhaps by a wide margin. Lows could reach the lower 40s with highs on Friday only getting into the upper 60s. The cool weather should continue Saturday with highs in the mid 70s with still relatively low humidity. The flow from the Gulf should return by Sunday, but even then it will struggle to make 80 degrees.
Rain chances this week should be minimal, but the end of next week could bring another round of showers and thunderstorms. Until then, get out the sweaters, because it will be chilly later this week.