Houston forecast: Significant wind chill factor


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 15, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 6:47 AM

HOUSTON -- The north wind of 10-15 mph is definitely making it feel like winter. There’s a significant wind chill factor making feel like it’s in the 20s.

Tuesday night there was some rain on the coast. Most of the precipitation should stay on the coast and to the east. If anything falls in the northern counties, it could produce sleet and slippery conditions, but KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul says that is unlikely.

The normal high for Tuesday was 64, but it only reached 42 degrees at Bush. David Paul said being 22 degrees below normal is “unusual.”

Overnight into Wednesday, counties north of Houston will be at or below freezing.

From Houston to the coast, it’ll be just above freezing under cloudy, chilly and breezy conditions with wind chills in the 20s.

Be sure to bundle your kids up as they head off to school Wednesday morning. The wind chill will again be a factor.

During the day, there’s a 20 percent chance of rain with cloudy skies.

While it’ll be chilly on Wednesday, we will have a slow warm up to the weekend.

The clouds will clear out on Thursday and the sun will return. Low through Saturday will remain in 30s, while highs will be in the upper 50s.

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