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Muggy, warm weekend and Easter

Dale Lezo, Houston Chronicle
Updated 7:18 am, Friday, March 29, 2013
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Warm, cloudy and slightly sticky days are expected through the weekend in the Houston region.

Moist, warm air is likely to blow inland from the Gulf of Mexico for the next few days, helping temperatures and humidity climb, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said scant rain may be possible on the weekend. Easter Sunday likely will be warm, forecasters added.

However, a cold front is expected to arrive sometime late Monday or early Tuesday, dropping temperatures slightly for a few days and sparking a chance of showers and thunderstorms, said Josh Lichter, a meteorologist with the weather service.

On Friday, the high will be about 76 degrees under cloudy skies. South winds will be between 5 mph and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The overnight low will be near 59.

More clouds are likely on Saturday, when the high will top out near 77. South winds will be between 5 mph and 15 mph. The low will be near 62.

On Sunday, the high will be about 79 degrees. Clouds linger and a 30 percent chance of showers may be possible, especially after about 1 p.m. South winds will be about 5 mph to 10 mph. The overnight low will be near 63.

Lichter said a cold front may hit sometime late Monday or early Tuesday. The high on Monday will be near 80 degrees before the front hits. The overnight low will be near 58. A 30 percent chance of showers is possible at night.

On Tuesday, the mercury drops as cool air settles in the region. The high will be about 65 under mostly cloudy skies. A 20 percent chance of showers is possible. The low will be near 49.

The cool down lingers for a few days when the highs will be lower to upper 60s and the lows will be in the upper 40s.