Steve Earle has lengthy been considered one of my favourite music artists. He grew up in San Antonio and appeared to grasp just a little bit in regards to the methods of Texas rainfall. Particularly, I typically recall his track “The Rain Got here Down,” launched in 1987, once I take into consideration Houston’s penchant for both flooding or being in a drought in the course of the summer season months. The track itself is just not about climate, however there’s this one line that simply so completely captures my feeling about Houston summers:
And the rain got here down
It’ll wash you away and there ain’t by no means sufficient
For a 5 yr interval from 2015 to 2020, it washed us away. More and more, this yr, there ain’t ever sufficient. Check out this rainfall graphic for Passion Airport, which reveals the area receiving lower than half of its regular rainfall for 2022. It’s that approach for a lot of the area, particularly for areas alongside and south of Interstate 10. Sadly, whereas we now have an opportunity of rain the following two days, there continues to be little signal of the general sample altering.
Excessive strain continues to dominate our climate, resulting in continued excessive temperatures within the higher 90s for a lot of the area on Thursday. The distinction in the present day and Friday is that there shall be extra atmospheric moisture to work with, so it’s attainable the ocean breeze will generate some pop-up showers and thunderstorms in the course of the afternoon hours. Your possibilities in the present day are about 20 %, so I want you luck. Winds shall be gentle, out of the southeast, and you recognize the in a single day goes to be sticky humid, don’t you?
As moisture ranges peak, rain likelihood is in all probability finest on Friday, reaching 25 or 30 %. In any other case anticipate extra largely sunny skies with highs within the higher 90s.
Saturday and Sunday
The weekend shall be downright sizzling, with 100-degree readings attainable on Saturday and the Sunday Juneteenth vacation. Rain possibilities don’t completely go away, however they’re in all probability hovering at round 10 % with largely sunny skies.
I’m afraid that, for now, there’s no cause to not anticipate subsequent week to be sizzling, largely sunny, and largely devoid of rainfall.