This week was off to a warm, muggy start, and some rain should arrive by this weekend. A weak cool front will come up short around midweek.
It's too bad because, Houston really needs the rain. Rainfall deficits from South Houston to Galveston are just under a foot right now.
This weekend, a low-pressure trough over the Southwest will finally pull out -- just in time for rain by the end of the weekend and Monday of next week. Houston has not had any significant rainfall since September 26. The lack of rain has led to more burn bans across East Texas. With the drought advancing south, more local communities might be added to the burn ban in the coming weeks. Next week's rain might not be enough to break the drought locally and across East Texas.
SPRING-LIKE HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80s THIS WEEK . . .
Fall is on hiatus this week as overnight and daytime temperatures will run anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees above average.