Houston Forecast: Hard Freeze Warning in effect overnight

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 5, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 6:38 AM

HOUSTON — The Houston area will 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.

Temperatures will drop down the low-20s for about three to five hours early Monday. Expect to see temps in the upper-20s for the morning commute. Highs will peak in the 40s for the start of the work week under clear skies.

Rain will to the Houston area on Thursday just ahead of a Pacific cold front which will bring in more moisture at the end of the week.

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