Houston forecast: Windy and cold Thursday

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 20 at 6:51 AM

HOUSTON -- “You’ll need a coat and gloves, and with the wind, you’ll want to cover up you exposed skin,” said KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul.

A cold front is moving in overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The cold blast will bring a thin band of showers coming in between midnight and 3:00 a.m.

While we tied or broke records over the past few days, the incoming cold front is bringing cold winds.

You’ll wake up Thursday morning with temps in the 40s, but the sun will come out later in the day and the temperature will reach the mid-50s.

There’s also a high fire danger -- also called a red flag warning -- for much of the area. Because wind gusts could reach 40 mph and the air will be extremely dry, anything that starts to burn can get out of control quickly.

For those of you traveling to the Midwest, be sure to check with your airlines because the cold front will bring anywhere from six to 20 inches of snow across the Great Plains.

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