^
Keep Houston Press Free
4
| Weather |

Your Halloween Costume Might Need to Include an Umbrella

If this is what the table looks like in your house late tonight, and you don't have kids, blame the weather.
If this is what the table looks like in your house late tonight, and you don't have kids, blame the weather.
Photo by Jim, the Photographer via Flickr

Halloween in Houston is always a crap shoot. The record high on October 31 is 88 degrees (that happened four times) and the record low is a frigid 29 back in 1993. In 2015, we got over five inches of rain while others have been bone dry. Ideally, when trick or treaters hit the streets, the temperatures are cool and the skies are clear. Unfortunately, it is unlikely either will be truth this year.

As a cold front approaches Houston on Wednesday night, not only will it be muggy (low to mid 80s with nearly 100 percent humidity), but there is a very real chance of rain and potentially thunderstorms with hail and heavy downpours.

Most of the rain should work its way into the area between around 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., so areas to the south of downtown might be able to get the kiddos out to make the rounds early enough to avoid nary a sprinkle. Folks to the north and west might not be so lucky.

Unfortunately, the situation is still rather unpredictable and given Houston's size, it's hard to pinpoint where exactly the storms will hit and with the greatest intensity. Safe to say that by the time the front passes late Wednesday night, most of the region will have gotten at least a bit of rain, others a great deal more. Timing, as they say, is everything. Hopefully, the rain will let up long enough for kids to safely procure some candy. They sure as hell better. I can't return all these damn Snickers.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.