After today, Houston will see winter-like conditions for some time; We have also updated our app to eliminate some bugs – Space City Weather
Good morning. Before we get to the forecast and all the trimmings, we have some programming notes. Last week we released a new version of the SCW app that fixes some bugs you may have seen. Dwight Silverman will discuss this further at the end of this post. Additionally, we are in the midst of our annual fundraiser, and appreciate your support. You can find merchandise or donate here. Okay, now on to the forecast.
If you are someone who loves moisture and warmth, I advise you to moisturize it today. There won’t be much sunshine, as skies will be mostly cloudy, and with warm southeast winds we’ll see highs around 80 degrees. And since this is Houston, there will be a lot of humidity associated with it. We’re also looking at some light rain today, and the possibility of some thunderstorms this afternoon as the cold front approaches. The chance of severe thunderstorms is fairly low in the Houston metro area, however no unavailable. Severe weather potential is increasing in North Conroe and throughout much of East Texas. So, if you live this way, take note.
In terms of timing, I expect the front to reach areas like Katy and The Woodlands at or shortly after sunset, move toward Houston between 6 and 8 PM Central time, and move away from the coast around 8 to 10 PM. Winds will shift almost immediately after the front passes, with gusts from the northwest bringing drier air to the area. Lows Monday night will drop into the mid 50s.
Tuesday will be breezy, cool and rain-free. Expect high temperatures to reach around 60 degrees, with partly sunny skies. Wind speeds are expected to reach around 30 mph during most of the day before calming down during the evening and night hours. Lows Tuesday night will drop into the upper 40s.
Skies will be partly sunny again, with highs around 60 degrees on Wednesday. The big difference will be the lower winds, which will likely come from the north at around 10 mph. Lows Wednesday night could be a degree or two cooler than Tuesday night.
After a cold start in the 40s, highs on Thanksgiving Day will likely only rise to the upper 50s, with partly cloudy skies. We also have to talk about the possibility of rain. Yes, there are hints in the models of possible disruption. Don’t worry, overall rain chances will likely be around 30 percent or less; Accumulations will be minor. But Thanksgiving morning could give us some light showers. The afternoon and evening hours should be dry, regardless. It will be another cold night in the mid 40s for much of Houston.
Ironically, Black Friday, as some call it, will be one of the sunniest days of the week. I’m partly expecting skies to be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Saturday and Sunday
The weekend should start with highs in the mid 60s, with a mix of sunshine and clouds. But by Saturday night, another front should arrive to keep the region in a cooler pattern. Sunday and at least the beginning of next week should produce cooler days, with highs in the 50s and 60s. The pattern can be rainy and gray as well. Today will be our last warm day for a long time.
Update on our app update
Here’s Dwight with more information about the latest version of the app:
We think – knock on wood! – Outdated weather data has been fixed, as well as incorrect sunrise/sunset times. Hopefully, the annoying malfunction on Apple devices will stop.
We also added the ability to manually update all of the data we pull from the National Weather Service. Go to Settings by clicking/tapping on the three lines icon next to the city name in the top left corner, then select the gear icon. Select the panel that says “Update weather data.”
Developer Hussein Abbasi has made hidden changes that will make loading weather information faster and more reliable for notifications. All of this is in addition to support for iPad layouts, support for Apple Silicon Macs, and the crowd-favorite Dark Mode from our previous release.
As always, if you discover errors, send an email to (email protected). (Please note: Spelling humidity is a feature, not a bug.)