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Weather Blog: Midweek Arctic Blast

Weather Blog: Midweek Arctic Blast

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM

A new Arctic blast is coming in during the day Wednesday. The temperatures are similar to last weeks extremes but not as cold or as lengthy. The difference is precipitation type, since the wedge of coldest air stays just North of Houston. The cold front will be moving swiftly over warmer air rather than through cold as last week. This means ice accumulations if any, should be modest and in the wedge of coldest air to the North of Houston. Cities like Brenham, Huntsville, and Lake Livingston have a much better chance of icy weather. A very cold rain should accompany the frontal passage over Houston.

The best chances for any ice are Wednesday morning as the cold wedge displaces the warm air over southeast Texas. The temperatures will be steadily falling during the afternoon. Twenty to thirty mile per hour winds will push the wind chill readings into the 20s by evening. Jackets and hot coco to the rescue, yet again.

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