Some of you will need to use the umbrella Friday as a weak Pacific cool front blows in. Not much of a temperature change with this one, but we get a glorious weekend out of it!— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) March 4, 2021
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Temperatures overnight will only dip to around 50-degrees as cloud cover builds in. Highs will still manage to climb into the 70s despite all the clouds and rain showers expected to develop ahead of the front.
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When could it rain on Friday?
Rain is possible anytime Friday, but the best chance for shower in Houston will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The front will blow in drier air starting Friday evening, but it's possible a stray shower or even thunderstorm could develop along the front as it passes through your neighborhood. We should be dry by Saturday morning. Houston's rain chance is only 30%, but rain chances increase as you head eastward into Louisiana. While there could be a clap of thunder, we are not expecting any serious thunderstorms.
How is the weekend shaping up?
The front blowing in Friday should usher in seasonal temperatures and gorgeous weather for the weekend. Saturday looks partly cloudy with lows in the 50s and highs near 70. Sunday will start colder in the 40s, but a nearly sunny sky will push afternoon highs back toward 70.
Are we done with freezes?
While we can't yet completely rule it out, we are more than likely done with freezes this season. There are currently no freezes in our 10 day forecast, and the weather pattern is expected to get significantly warmer next week with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. You have to go back to the 1990s to find a freeze in mid-March or later. During the great February arctic outbreaks in the late 1800s, there were no more freezes beyond the first week of March, so if history is a guide, we are done with freezes for now.
Montgomery/Walker/San Jacinto/Polk/Grimes Counties
Fort Bend/Wharton/Colorado Counties
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