Houston – 1) Sunshine is here for much of the week:
Cool mornings and sunny afternoon. That’s a good trend that continues tomorrow with a cool morning in the mid 40s. By the afternoon, widespread upper 60s to low 70s to welcome in Christmas Eve. The best news is we won’t be fighting any rain chances for all the last-minute shoppers hitting the stores tomorrow or Christmas Day.
2) Santa should lose the red coat for some shorts and shades!
The warming trend continues to push temperatures into the low to mid 70s for Christmas Day. While the morning will still be cool in the 40s, you’ll need to ditch the ugly sweaters for shorts and shades. We’re also anticipating a rain-free forecast through the holiday, so no problems getting to any of your destinations locally.
You might think this Christmas will be unusually warm but it actually falls in line with the low 70s we saw last year and will be cooler than the record 83 degree Christmas in 2015.
3) Rain chances hold off until the final weekend of the decade:
It still sounds weird to say the “last weekend of the decade” but we’ll be saying goodbye to the 2010s with some weekend rain accompanying a cold front. There is some sizeable disagreement about the timing on the front. The American weather model pushes the rain and front through on Saturday. However, the European weather model is slower, bringing rain chances over the entire weekend with the bulk on Sunday. We’ll keep a watch on this trend to see which model appears to have a better handle on the forecast. As of today, expect to see some showers through the weekend, but no wash out by any means.