HOUSTON — The weekend marches on, and we are now under a blanket of clouds with a few chances for rays of light to shine on down.   It's the kind of Sunday that makes you want to relax at home, and stream some shows or do something else relaxing in the comfort of your home.  But don't stay inside, we have a mild and decent day coming our way.  Perhaps you'd like to go to the Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston this weekend.  Well you are in for a fine time, despite the cloudy skies!

After a chilly start to Saturday, we ended up with temperatures in the mid 60s (average high is 68) and had mostly sunny skies.  As we move through today, the clouds will thicken up, as our next system pushes this way from the Four Corners region.  The rain shouldn't be an issue until late in the day, mainly after sunset, but if you do get a few drops on your head, it'll be just that; a spot drizzle.  With the cloudy skies and mild temperatures, you may be enticed to start looking at your garden, and backyard, and think it's time to put some work into it.  I would hold off.

Gardeners... Do NOT plant a thing yet. NOAA's long range outlook for next week suggests things will stay cold over Texas and a large part of the USA.

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TODAY: Temps will be average (upper 60s) underneath mostly cloudy to overcast skies.  A 20% rain chance is up for this evening, as the next disturbance works its way north of the area.  

NEXT WEEK: We'll begin the week with a 60% chance for rain Monday morning as a cold front moves on by.  In it's wake, we'll dry things out for Tuesday, but delay the cold air's arrival until Wednesday.  Windy conditions, and a chill in the air, will be around for Wednesday but the winds will back down for Thursday.  We bounce back to seasonable conditions for Friday with lots of sunshine. 

With temperatures dipping down into the low 30s, Thursday morning may see wide spread freezing conditions across a large part of southeast Texas.