Houston Forecast: Icy weather possible early Tuesday morning

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 5:32 PM

HOUSTON – Ice may accumulate on bridges and overpasses early Tuesday morning, especially in areas west and north of Houston, according to KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner.

In less than 24 hours, a cold front Sunday dropped temperatures by about 40 degrees within 24 hours in parts of Houston.

It will stay chilly Monday and Tuesday with wind speeds between 15 and 25 mph throughout the day. We’ll only top out around 46 degrees this afternoon.

The temperatures drop again tonight as a chance for rain moves back in, although it won’t be quite as cold.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our northwest counties including the communities of The Woodlands, Conroe, Hempstead, Brenham, Columbus and Sealy. Icy bridges and overpasses will be the main icing threat.

Sugar Land, Houston, Liberty and Livingston remain under the Winter Weather Advisory where lighter icing is possible Tuesday morning.

"An upper-level system is moving into Texas out of New Mexico that will develop a disturbance to our west," said Garner. "It should be enough lift to produce a little bit of precipitation by the morning."

A combination of wintry weather is possible in the Houston area as precipitation moves back in during the early-morning hours. Icing should not be an issue after sunrise, however.

There’s a 50-percent chance for precipitation on Tuesday with early-morning temperatures in the low-30s and daytime temps in the low-40s.

Wednesday morning will also be cold, but in the daytime we’ll get into the 60s for the first time this week.

The warming trend continues into the weekend with a few clouds in the sky and daytime temps in the low-70s.

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