Weekend Weather: Hey, It's Not Snowing Outside!
Your windshield might look like this at times this weekend.
Photo by Jeff Balke
The past couple of weeks have been pretty strange for Houstonians. Here, we are used to worrying about how quickly we can get from our air-conditioned car to our air-conditioned house or which pair of flip-flops we'll wear today. But with temperatures dropping into the 20s and even a few snow flurries around, it was hard to know how to react. Yet we made it through Snowpocalypse and the Sequel just fine -- unlike another Southern city whose name I won't mention (psst...what's up, Atlanta?).
So now what? Not surprisingly, temperatures are going to rebound quite nicely this weekend. As was the case with the first Snowpocalypse, temps were back in the 70s within just a couple of days after bridges were frozen and schools were closed. This weekend will prove no different. But there won't be much sun to go with those spring-like temperatures.
Expect cloudy conditions through Sunday, with our chances of rain increasing to 60 percent Saturday night into Sunday morning ahead of an approaching cold front. After the front passes, we'll see a noticeable but not uncomfortable drop in temperatures to the 40s as we head into Monday morning.
Looking out into next week, it should be cool and sunny by Wednesday with highs much of the week in the 50s and lows in the upper 30s, fairly typical of January in Houston, and with no hard freezes in sight. With only a little over a month of full-on winter left for us, it won't be long before we are complaining about how hot it is outside and wishing for weather just like this, so enjoy it while you can.