HOUSTON -

High pressure settles into Southeast Texas Monday, bringing sunny, dry weather that will last through mid-week. Monday's high temperature will top out at a cool 60 degrees under a fully blue afternoon sky.

On the tail end of a vigorous low pressure system that kept Houston gray and wet for most of the weekend, the rain moved out, the wind picked up, and temperatures trailed off Sunday night, signaling a change in our weather pattern.

Dry weather will continue through the work week. Our next chance for rain doesn't come until Saturday, when humidity increases, a cold front sinks into the area, and scattered showers dot the landscape.

Skies will be nearly cloudless Monday afternoon through Tuesday. High, thin clouds will migrate into the area Wednesday, filtering out some sunshine and giving the sky more of a milky hue. Clouds will thicken Friday into the weekend.