With all of the serious weather well to our north and east (rare early season snow in the I-95 corridor above Baltimore MD, record low temperatures in parts of the Midwest and New England), the Texas outlooks pretty darn nice. Cooler, yes, but nothing shocking for the last weekend in October. Sunshine should easily dominate the scene through most of the next six days, although showers could return on Wednesday night with yet another cold frontal passage.
I suspect that after the next slice of polar air visits the Lone Star State later next week, we may have a fairly impressive warm-up starting November 5. The atmosphere will be cooking up a lot of changes over the next 16 days, and I suspect that when all is said and done the cold air will win a smashing victory over much of the country. I am seeing a trend for blocking signals over Baffin Island (easily on view now and starting to re-appear by November 12) that would allow for not only a drop in temperature, but also some significant storms cutting through the lower latitudes. If so, you can make the case for some steady rains appearing around Houston by Thanksgiving.
And if that happens, many will be thankful!
Friday: Partly sunny, breezy, and pleasantly cool. Highs 68 Onalaska to 72 Brazoria
Friday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 42 Trinity to 46 West Columbia
Saturday: Sunny and mild. Highs 72 Pumpkin to 76 East Columbia
Saturday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 47 Cold Spring to 51 Clute
Sunday: Partly sunny and a little warmer. Highs 78 Cleveland to 82 Lake Jackson
Monday: Sunny and pleasantly warm. High 81, Low 53
Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy, and warmer. High 84, Low 59
Wednesday: Partly sunny, warmer. Breezy, cooler at night with a few showers possible. High 86, Low 63