Get ready because it's coming. We've been pretty spoiled the last month or so with all the cool weather. It's been downright pleasant at times, even in the last two weeks. And while it might be July before we start seeing consistent low to mid 90s high temperatures, summer is definitely here. So if you haven't gotten yourself in bikini shape, I suggest you get a move on.
We got a nice refreshing little shot of cooler air over the weekend after a good dose of rain, most of it along and south of Interstate 10. And even though some areas of town have received as much as 12 inches of rain in the last few weeks, Houston on the whole is still dry because the official monitoring station for rainfall is Bush IAH and areas north of the Loop have remained stubbornly dry.
But that cool stuff is pretty much done. We may get a lower-humidity day here or there and overnight lows in the 60s, but nothing like what we've seen as the summer pattern for Houston begins to set in.
The question is whether or not that pattern will include rain. For this week and next, at least, those chances don't appear to be very good. We could get some rain this week Wednesday into Thursday, but it looks as if the worst of whatever rain does fall will be well north of the city. The next chance will be midweek next week, and even that doesn't look promising.
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The good old Farmers' Almanac is calling for slightly rainier weather this summer than normal. Let's hope they are right. One thing you can count on, however, is the heat, and it's on its way.