Weather Week: Good Chance of Rain and Some Cooler Weather
If there is one thing our area needs, it's rain. We are still suffering the impact of drought that has lingered since 2011, so any water falling from the sky is a good thing. Thankfully, for the first time in what feels like a couple of months, there is a good amount of rainfall in our immediate future (and some in our not-so-immediate future). Our first best chances come today ahead of a fairly stout cold front that will push through overnight. Showers and thunderstorms will likely linger into Wednesday as it begins to cool down significantly. Highs today will reach the mid 70s, but don't expect it to get out of the lower 50s on Wednesday.
U.S. Drought Monitor Much of Texas is still suffering moderate to severe drought conditions.
After a clear-out and gradual warm-up, another decent chance of rain pushes through Friday in anticipation of another milder cool front. Rain chances are less later in the week, but if you are heading to Mardi Gras in Galveston Friday, might want to take an umbrella, at least for earlier in the day. By the weekend, it should be beautiful and cool.
If you are concerned about potential freezes, chances are fairly good we've had our last hard freeze of the year. Although there is a decent chance of weather north of Houston -- particularly north of the Beltway -- getting down below freezing again in the next two weeks, it is not likely.
That doesn't mean we won't have some lovely, cool spring weather to enjoy before the summer heat sets in. Enjoy it while you can.