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.
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.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- NFL Week 5: Colts 27, Texans 20 — 4 Winners, 4 Losers
Mon., Oct. 19, 7:00pm
Wed., Oct. 21, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 24, 11:00am
Wed., Oct. 28, 7:00pm
- Why Texas Is Now Trying To Keep Juvenile Offenders At Home Instead of In Lockup
- Chron Endorses a Homophobe for the HISD School Board, Again