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Weather Blog: Cool Down Coming?!

Weather Blog: Cool Down Coming?!

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 7:54 PM

It sounds like a broken record, "It's 96°, but it feels like its 106° when you factor in the humidity". Well, we're finally going to change the tune by this weekend.  Our heat is courtesy of the ridge of high pressure which is deflecting any rain from forming and baking the state.  One of the ways to see this is by looking at the shape of the jet stream winds:

There is a pool of cooler air diving south out of Canada with the help of a bona fide cold front; by Saturday, the jet stream pattern changes to look like this:

The hot weather heads for the desert southwest and the cool pool dives right toward Texas.  The front may also touch off decent rain chances for late Saturday night going into Sunday morning, but the biggest impact will be the cooler weather.  On Sunday, temperatures might not get above 90° and depending on the cloud cover, may linger in the mid 80s.  Still might be too warm to keep the roof closed at Reliant for the Texans home opener, but it'll make for great tailgating.  Best of all, it will mean some cooler mornings for early next week.

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