October Climate Outlook: The weather this month in Houston features low temperatures, decreasing sunshine, warmer, drier conditions

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — October is here and it usually brings with it a lot of weather changes.

Historically, this month brings Houston’s first day of fall with a high in the 60’s and first morning with a low in the 40’s. It’s also our second wettest month of the year after June, marking the end of Texas’ hurricane season.

SEE MORE: Why October is the unofficial end of Texas’ hurricane season

Early October often still feels like summer, with high temperatures in the 90’s, but by the end of the month the average high dips into the upper 70’s.

Temperatures are similarly low in early October, often still in the 70s, but the end of the month averages in the mid 50s! Decreasing solar radiation is a major reason for the cooling temperatures observed throughout the month.

In early October, Houston gets just under 12 hours of daylight, but by the end of the month daylight is down to 11 hours.

When the autumn fronts merge with the humid Gulf air left over from the summer, extended rains are common.

So what are we expecting this October?

The prevailing weather pattern is expected to bring warmer and drier conditions than a typical October in Houston, increasing the likelihood that the drought will return and intensify later in the month. Regardless of what the weather brings, we’re expecting plenty of candy to be given out by the end of the month!

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