HOUSTON – It’s time to start finding ways to beat the summer heat, as 90 degree days become more common in southeast Texas. Here is what you need to know about Houston weather in the days ahead:
A ridge of high pressure has begun to build into the region from the west. While we may see a few stray showers or storms during the hottest part of the day today, the stabilizing influence of the ridge and dry air will keep coverage to a minimum. Most of us will stay rain-free but it will be hot and sticky with the low 90s feeling more like the mid 90s. Any showers that do flare up will be generally from the sea breeze.
High pressure will become more centered over Texas and, more broadly, the south-central U.S. through the second half of this week. That means rain chances will be minimal, mainly just isolated downpours late in the afternoon from the sea breeze and temperatures will creep higher. Look for highs in the low 90s each day.
Tropical Storm Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl), is slowly moving out of the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. It will continue to slowly strengthen and move north across the Gulf of Mexico through the weekend. Click here for more details.
The 10-day forecast shows some increased rain effects from Cristobal late this weekend and then on the back side of the storm, a dry hot air takes over and we could see the hottest days of the year so far!