Winter Storm Watch issued for Southeast Texas

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 12:12 AM

HOUSTON – Another Arctic front could bring sleet and snow to the Houston area as early as Monday night, according to KHOU 11 Meteorologist Mario Gomez.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

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.

The front will arrive Monday morning bringing some rain to the area. Expect to see morning temperatures in the low-50s. They will drop into the 40s Monday afternoon with a gusty north wind.

The snow will begin in our northern counties late Monday night and by Tuesday morning snow and sleet will be falling from the immediate Houston area all the way to the coast. Snow totals are generally expected to be 1 to 2 inches area wide, with some spots picking up 3 to 5 inches of the white stuff.

The coastal communities may also see some freezing rain which will make the causeway treacherous.

Expect to see temps in the upper-20s Tuesday morning and highs in the low-30s Tuesday afternoon.

Once the winter storm clears the area, we could see a hard freeze in the middle of the week, so be advised to prepare your homes and pets.

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