Forecast Details for Houston, TX

Recent Locations: Houston, TX  
Tonight: Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Isolated showers after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Saturday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

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Weather Topic: What are Stratocumulus Clouds?

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Stratocumulus Clouds Next Topic: Stratus Clouds

Stratocumulus clouds are similar to altocumulus clouds in their fluffy appearance, but have a slightly darker shade due to their additional mass.

A good way to distinguish the two cloud types is to hold your hand out and measure the size of an individual cloud; if it is the size of your thumb it is generally an altocumulus cloud, if it is the size of your hand it is generally a stratocumulus cloud.

It is uncommon for stratocumulus clouds to produce precipitation, but if they do it is usually a light rain or snow.

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Weather Topic: What are Wall Clouds?

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Wall Clouds Next Topic: Altocumulus Clouds

A wall cloud forms underneath the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, and can be a hotbed for deadly tornadoes.

Wall clouds are formed by air flowing into the cumulonimbus clouds, which can result in the wall cloud descending from the base of the cumulonimbus cloud, or rising fractus clouds which join to the base of the storm cloud as the wall cloud takes shape.

Wall clouds can be very large, and in the Northern Hemisphere they generally form at the southern edge of cumulonimbus clouds.

Next Topic: Altocumulus Clouds