Houston recorded its first 90-degree day this yr means again on April 5, a bit greater than six months in the past. Since then Houston has recorded a complete of 130 days of 90-degree climate, or hotter. My daring prediction this morning is that, after a number of extra such days, we’re completed with 90-degree temperatures for 2022. Put one other means, after this week, we will chunk 90-degree climate within the bin for about six months.
Alas, we’re not there but, and we’ll see somewhat heat climate this week. Search for highs at present within the higher 80s, with largely sunny skies. It received’t be full-on humid outdoors, however the air will begin to really feel extra moist than it has in days previous. Winds will probably be mild, out of the southeast. Low temperatures tonight might not fall beneath 70 levels within the metropolis of Houston.
That is going to be a extremely sizzling day for mid-October, with excessive temperatures within the low 90s. Skies will probably be partly sunny and humidity ranges are going to surge. So be ready to sweat whenever you step outdoors. This moisture will assist result in some cloud cowl, and there’s a slight potential for some rain in the course of the daytime on Wednesday, however it’s only 20 to 30 %, so if you happen to see any rain, it is best to really feel fortunate.
Thursday and Friday
A weak entrance arrives by Thursday to deliver some aid. It received’t be a lot, however it might knock highs again into the higher 80s, and produce sufficient dry air to make the humidity a bit extra tolerable. Nighttime lows ought to drop again into the higher 60s for Houston, with barely cooler climate inland.
Saturday and Sunday
Summer season’s final hurrah? Most likely not, as we’re nonetheless going to see heat climate in 2022. However this will probably be one of many final actually heat weekends of the yr with highs within the higher 80s to 90 levels, and largely sunny skies. An opportunity of rain returns to the forecast on Sunday as atmospheric moisture ranges improve, and our climate turns into extra disturbed because of the strategy of a stronger entrance.
My confidence is growing within the arrival of an actual chilly entrance subsequent week, in all probability on Monday. This may deliver us our greatest likelihood of rainfall in what looks as if perpetually, though it’s nonetheless too early to have a lot means to foretell how a lot. It’s not out of the query that a lot of the realm sees on the order of 1 inch, nonetheless. I believe lows will drop into the 50s subsequent week, within the wake of the entrance, however once more that’s not one thing we will lock in simply but. However, I’m hopeful.