We've reached a funny time of the year in Houston. It's the time of year when people begin to quietly grumble about the weather.
In all honesty, people grumble (often not that quietly) about the weather in Houston all the time, but mostly because it is hot or humid or raining. This time of year, people start pining for the warm weather again as the end of the "winter" in Houston teases us with sunny 75-degree days one minute and drops a cold front on us the next.
If you are worn out by the "cold" weather we've had in Houston this year despite the fact it has been remarkably mild, you aren't going to like what I have to say next.
I'm sure you were super excited thinking this week might finally give you reason to put away your jackets and sweaters, but no dice. With the passage of a cold front and several others throughout the week, don't expect temperatures to climb above the 60s through the weekend. We could see 70 on Wednesday, but most likely not as a front moves through.
To makes matters worse for you people who are sick of the cold, the nights will be downright chilly, with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s all week long. In fact, you shouldn't put that winter gear away until probably next week as we start to see a gradual warming trend.
Keep in mind that Houston weather -- Texas weather, for that matter -- is just funky and unpredictable. Chances are we haven't seen our last chill in the air for the year, but the days will get progressively warmer for you anti-winter folks.
For the rest of you who love this, enjoy it while you can!
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