Weather Week: A Little Rain, a Lot of Sun and Plenty of Heat
The past few nights, I've sat outside on a patio for dinner. This was not my choice, but I gladly obliged. When the breeze did blow, it wasn't bad. When it was still, I felt every sweat gland in my physical being activate. Summertime in Houston is like that, and that warm, sticky weather is with us for a while.
This week, expect more of the same, broken up only a bit today and Wednesday by some scattered showers. Our best chance of rain is today, and when I say "best," I mean "we'll be lucky if we get any." But it's something. As a cool front moves into the area, it could bring some typical summer rain, which would be good for the area. We haven't had a citywide soaking in a few weeks.
After that, the sunshine should reassert itself, though it probably won't be quite as warm as it was this past week when temperatures reached the mid 90s.
When the difference is between 96 and 92, it doesn't make much difference, but you take what you can get. Looks like sunny, hot and humid well out into next week and little chance of rain for the foreseeable future.
What's Up in the Tropics?
Tropical Depression number two has moved inland over Central America. It should continue on its west-northwesterly track and move over the Bay of Campeche before making a second landfall along the Mexican Gulf coast. It will have little to no impact on the Texas coastline, meaning no rain, either.
There is a slight chance it could make it to tropical storm strength, but the National Hurricane Center doesn't give it very good odds, so Tropical Storm Barry will likely have to wait.
Other than that, the Atlantic Basin looks quiet for the time being.
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