Humidity is back, and eventually the rain chances will follow


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We hope you enjoyed the lower humidity over the last few days because it’s mostly gone on Wednesday.

Temperatures will cool off into the low 70s across Southeast Texas with a few spots dipping into the upper 60s. You’ll notice it feeling more humid and there should be lots of dew on the ground. Abundant sunshine will push temperatures well above 90 yet again in the afternoon. With the higher humidity, it will feel a few degrees hotter than the actual air temperature. While we can’t rule out a stray shower, your chance of rain is very near zero.

Could we get more rain later this week?

Yes, we could! But the rain chances are much lower than last week. Our chance for rain returns no later than Thursday when deeper moisture returns from the Gulf. This will be more of a typical summertime rain chance with isolated downpours popping up in the afternoon along the sea breeze.

Are we done with the triple digit temperatures yet?

Hopefully! Keep in mind though that Houston has experienced 100 degree weather in late-September though. At least for now, above average high temperatures are in the forecast though, staying in the low-mid 90s over the next 10 days.

Fall starts on Saturday. What can we expect for the weekend?

It will feel like anything but fall around here. High temperatures will still be in the mid 90s, and there will be a small chance for summer-like downpours each afternoon. Rain chances really climb Monday as a weak front approaches.

What can we expect from next week’s front?

At this time we expect a chance for showers and thunderstorms as the front blows in on Monday, and rain chances may go higher than the current 40% chance in our forecast. It still remains to be seen if the front will stall out or push all the way through, but for now we are going with the stalling scenario. That would keep minor rain chances in the forecast after Monday with lows near 70 and highs in the low 90s.

When will it start to feel like fall?

We will likely have to wait until October for our first cold front to bring a real taste of fall. On average, Houston’s first morning low in the 50s occurs on September 29th, but given how warm it is expected to remain over Canada these next two weeks, we will likely have to wait a little longer than normal this year in Houston.

Are there any other tropical threats on the horizon for the Gulf of Mexico?

At this time, there are no immediate threats to the Gulf of Mexico, and we expect wind shear to remain high over the Gulf for the next couple of weeks. The Atlantic remains active though with Hurricane Nigel and a couple of tropical waves to monitor. For a full overview of what’s happening in the tropics, head to our tropical webpage. Tropical Update page.


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