Houston Forecast: Chilly, windy Monday morning

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 3, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 1:29 PM

HOUSTON -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Monday night through Tuesday morning.

The advisory is in effect for Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties until 12 p.m. Tuesday.

A combination of wintry weather is possible in the Houston area as precipitation moves back in during the early-morning hours. There’s a chance for snow, freezing rain, or sleet -- especially in areas west and north of Houston.

A cold front Sunday dropped temperatures by about 40 degrees within 24 hours in parts of Houston, making for a very chilly start to the work week.

Wind speeds between 15 and 25 mph are possible throughout the day Monday.

“Temperatures this morning are at or below the freezing mark, even along the coast,” said Johnson. “When you factor in the strong north winds, our ‘feels-like’ temperature is down to 10 in College Station and 18 in Pearland. It is going to stay pretty blustery outside today – so you’re not going to see much of a warm-up.”

We’ll top out around 46 degrees this afternoon.

The chance for rain or wintry weather returns early Tuesday with morning lows in the 30s. There’s a 50-percent chance for rain Tuesday and a 40-percent chance on Wednesday.

Thursday will be cloudy, but we’ll get into the 60s for the first time this week.

This weekend will be warmer with a few clouds in the sky and daytime temps in the low-70s.

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