Houston Forecast: Winter Storm Warning through Tuesday morning


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on March 3, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 5:51 AM

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

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the following counties including Burleson, Brazos, Washington, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Colorado, Austin and Waller. Icy bridges and overpasses will be the main icing threat.

Harris and Liberty counties were added to the advisory just after 8 p.m. with icy road conditions expected before midnight.

Houston, Trinity, Madison, Walker, San Jacinto, Polk, Wharton and Fort Bend counties remain under the Winter Weather Advisory where lighter icing is possible Tuesday morning.

The weather advisories will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Early Monday evening, some parts of Baytown received light precipitation in the form of ice pellets. It was not long after that reports of sleet, ice pellets and freezing to started to come in from areas west and northwest of the Houston metro area.

In addition to the wintry mix, there have been reports of thunder and lightning along with hail as the system moves through.

Power outages could also be possible if enough ice accumaluates.

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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