A blustery, overcast and even somewhat rainy weekend has given way to a seriously beautiful week, which should warm up nicely as we continue into this coming weekend, perfect for all you spring break maniacs. But if you started your party this past weekend, it might have been a minor bummer, dude, thanks to the passing of a cool front that brought along with it nearly a half inch of rain for the Houston area -- much needed.
But by Monday, blue skies and cool temps were back. Tuesday through Thursday will have highs in the low 70s and lows from the low to upper 50s, with nary a cloud in the sky. By Friday, the breeze should shift back to the south as we start to warm up with very springlike temperatures for the weekend.
Friday through Sunday will see highs near 80 degrees under mostly sunny skies and lows in the 60s. The beach water in Galveston and along most of the Texas coastline is still pretty dang chilly. In fact, you have to go all the way to South Padre to find a beach water temperature in the upper 60s. That's more like the Guadalupe River than the Gulf of Mexico. But with highs in the upper 70s and light winds, it should be nice enough to hang on the beach anyway.
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By next week, there is an increasing chance of severe weather, particularly by Wednesday. Some models are suggesting we could have several inches of rain over a couple days next week, but forecasts are notoriously unreliable out this far. Still, it bears watching and it would not be unwelcome given our persistent drought conditions.
But if we are going to have super nice weather, may as well make it during the week of spring break. Party on!