HOUSTON — The Houston area could see its first 20-degree temperatures of the season with the arrival of an Arctic front on Sunday, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez.
The front arrived late in the morning and a Hard Freeze Warning is in effect until Monday morning with the threat of sub-freezing temperatures overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
The warning is effect until 9 a.m. Monday for the following counties: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton.
Along with the freezing temperatures, expect very low wind chill. If you have to be out this evening, make sure to wear appropriate clothing and gloves.
Highs will be much lower Sunday with temps peaking the mid-50s with more cloud coverage and a 30 percent chance for rain. However, temps could cool down to the 40s by Sunday afternoon.
The Arctic front will bring overnight temps in the 20s for Monday and Tuesday. Highs will peak in the 40s for the start of the work week under clear skies.
Before you go to bed on Sunday, we advise that you cover your plants, bring outdoor pets inside and drip poorly-insulated pipes in preparation for the cold snap.
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