Weather Week: One More Bit of Cool Weather, Then, I Swear, Spring

A funny thing happened on the way to summer in Texas 2013. We're not used to, you know, "seasons" here in the steamy jungle we call Houston. Generally, we have about six seasons starting in May:

HOT AND HUMID REALLY FREAKING HOT AND HUMID HURRICANE RAIN FOREST HEAT MILD AND AWESOME SWEATER WEATHER (lasts about ten minutes the first week of January)

Then it's all lather, sweat, repeat.

But this spring has been unseasonably cool with a couple of record lows and record maximum highs in the last week or two. Looks like this week will offer at least one final taste of that cool weather before our spring pattern sets in. I swear if I keep saying it, I'll eventually be right.

A cool front approaches Tuesday evening, which should bring a chance for rain into Wednesday morning. The prediction is 40 percent, but it doesn't appear likely we will see a lot of rain. We are on pace for a normal amount of rain in April. It seems like forever since we've had normal rainfall totals in a month, so that's good news.

Once the front moves through, expect quite cool weather Wednesday and Thursday. Highs on Wednesday might not make it above the low 60s. Thursday should be beautiful with highs in the 70s.

By Friday, average spring weather for Houston should finally start to establish itself despite the fact we are less than two weeks from May. Highs should be in the 80s with lows in the 60s, and that pattern will continue through most of next week, though there is a slight chance of a shower on Saturday, if you are worried about your weekend.


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