Freeze Warning extended, city expected to thaw this week

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 11 at 7:18 AM

HOUSTON—Was it cold enough for you this weekend? Well, things are going to warm up just a bit.   The city is finally beginning to thaw out as the hard freeze moves out and things get slightly back to normal this week.   

But not so fast -- the freeze warning forecasters originally expected to end Sunday has been extended.  The National Weather Service  issued a hard freeze warning in effect until 9 a.m. Monday for the Houston-Galveston region.

Sunday began with near-record freezing temps at 21 degrees.
This week, things are going to slowly warm up as the temperatures increase, but showers will replace the bitter cold in the forecast. 
“The start of the work week will be clear and dry, but there will be some soggy days ahead on Thursday and Friday,” 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez said.
Monday will see lows of 25 degrees and an expected high of 55. The chances for showers will sneak back into the radar by mid-week and the temperatures will continue to rise. 
There is a 20-percent chance of rain on Wednesday with an expected high of 60 degrees.
Those rain chances leap to 50 percent on Friday, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 60s. 

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