Weekend Weather: Mild Weather for Shopping's Biggest Weekend

If you dare to take on the Galleria this weekend, it will probably be more pleasant inside than out, though just barely.
If you dare to take on the Galleria this weekend, it will probably be more pleasant inside than out, though just barely. Photo by Bill Jacobus via Flickr
Despite the explosion in online shopping, the few days after Thanksgiving remains retail's biggest weekend of the year. Fortunately for shoppers in Houston, this weekend looks to be nice weather for maxing out your credit. It has been a pretty glorious week so far with mostly clear skies and just a touch of rain overnight on Wednesday. Mother Nature certainly smiled on us for Thanksgiving.

Friday, the trend of cool weather continues with this time with cloudy skies and a decent chance of rain, particularly in the afternoon. It won't be heavy rain, more like a gloomy, dreary, drizzly kinda day. If you are lining up outside a big box store Friday morning, bring warm clothes. Morning lows will be in the upper 40s for much of the area, a little cooler to the north. By the time you head for home in the afternoon, you can probably go back to your T-shirt as temps rebound to around 70 degrees.

Saturday will be rather mild ahead of another approaching cold front. High temperatures could reach the mid 70s — positively spring-like — under mostly cloudy skies with a threat of rain in the evening as the front gets closer.

Sunday, the front moves through fairly early in the day and it will bring a noticeable change. Don't expect much rain, but it will be chilly by the evening with lows falling into the lower 40s.

Looking ahead to Monday Night Football, if you are tailgating, you'll want to dress warmly. Temperatures at game time should be around 50 degrees and it will likely be in the 40s when you are on your way home from a the ass whopping the Texans lay on the Titans.
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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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