Woodlands Weather This Week – April 8 - 12, 2024 – After the darkness comes the light(ning)

By: Woodlands Online Weather
| Published 04/08/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – We’ve officially weathered the darkest part of the total solar eclipse and – barring any surprise alien visits or catastrophic solar flares – we have the rest of the week to look forward to. And we can assure you that the wet stuff isn’t going away for a while.

We’re about to hit the second heat index spike of the day, making our natural high of 77 feel closer to 82. The increasing winds and complete cloud coverage will help to keep things feeling cool. We’ll continue to get rained upon off and on throughout the rest of the afternoon, evening, and night and we stumble down to an overnight low of 69 as the pressure continues to plummet and the humidity continues to max out.

Tuesday will be more of the same – minus, of course, the eclipse – with near-constant thunderstorms strengthening significantly during the latter part of the afternoon. Take what solace you can in the fact that the winds will have died down, so at least the rain will fall vertically rather than diagonally. That being said, you can expect about an inch and a half of the wet stuff. The high will hit 78 – with a single degree added to the heat index – and our low will again be in the mid-60s.

Overnight into Wednesday, the rains will truly kick up until it’s pretty much guaranteed that the entire Woodlands Township will be well and truly watered. But shortly after sunrise, however, the thunderstorms will finally start to abate, but not truly falling to zero until close to midnight, with about another quarter-inch accumulating in that time. As the rains chances drop, so does the cloud coverage. As a result, our high of 78 will crater down to a low of 55 in a matter of a few hours.

Thursday gives us a respite from both clouds and rain, and the sun – bright and unobscured by moons and whatnot – will shine all day long, helping bring the temperatures up to 78 – cool thanks to the now-rising pressure front and dropping dew point. Winds will spend their second day in a row gusting around 10 miles per hour until mid-afternoon, at which point they’ll drop down to near nothing. A literal chill will be in the air as the low hit 50 degrees.

The work week will end moderately benign with a sunny start and a gradual climb of the mercury to 81. But as the day progresses, the clouds will come back, but this time mainly empty of precipitation; the drop in humidity will help keep things dry. The pressure will hit a weeklong high of 30.30 inches on the barometer. We’ll spend another overnight with the low hovering in the mid 50s.

So far, it looks like it will be a cloudy but mostly dry weekend, but with the temperatures inching slowly but surely up.

Stay tuned to Woodlands Online for our Weekend Weather report coming on Friday.

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