The most pleasant months of the year for the 78573 zip code are November, February and March. In the 78573 zip code, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. August is the hottest month for the 78573 zip code with an average high temperature of 98.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Texas. December is the snowiest month in the 78573 zip code with 0.1 inches of snow, and no months of the year have significant snowfall. The humidity here has been described as oppressive in July and August.
Today's Weather - Alton, TX
1 PM PST
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|This Afternoon||Mostly Sunny||80° / 62°||ESE 5 mph|
|Thursday||Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny||82° / 66°||ESE 2 to 7 mph|
|Friday||Mostly Sunny||83° / 67°||SE 2 to 10 mph|
|Saturday||Mostly Sunny||84° / 66°||SE 5 to 8 mph|
|Sunday||Partly Sunny||81° / 66°||SE 5 to 9 mph|
|Monday||Slight Chance Rain Showers||78° / 62°||ENE 3 to 7 mph|
|Tuesday||Partly Sunny||82° / 64°||SSE 3 to 12 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 98 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 49
Rain: averages 21 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Alton (zip 78573) area is 1.3 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Texas.
1.3 / 10
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7.8. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Alton
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.
Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.
Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.