Houston Forecast: Ice, snow possible in Southeast Texas


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 5:24 AM

HOUSTON -- Southeast Texas is preparing for the possibility of another round of sleet, snow, and ice as an Arctic cold front pushes through late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch.

The alert is for the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton.

We’ll be in the 30s overnight, and on Tuesday there’s a 60-percent chance for precipitation.

“It will start around 9 a.m. Tuesday and will begin as frozen precipitation as opposed to rain,” KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul said.

Of course we have to remember the forecast is always changeable—the bottom line is to plan ahead for Tuesday, he said.  

"If you don't have to be out tomorrow then don't," said Paul.

The difference with this system compared to Friday’s is that it is going to be a little bit cooler and last longer. Early Tuesday morning we’ll bottom out around 28 degrees, and in the afternoon we’ll only reach 32 degrees.

He said Wednesday morning will be dry, but it will be even colder – about 24 degrees. In the afternoon we’ll reach nearly 40 degrees.

After Thursday morning, things will start to warm up again under partly cloudy skies.

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