Late Winter Cold Front Hits Houston Area

(Houston, TX) -- An arctic cold front is bringing cooler temps to the Houston area this week. A freeze watch is in effect for most of the greater Houston area starting at midnight and continuing through 8 a.m. Tuesday. Morning lows are expected to drop into the upper 20s for most of the counties just north of Houston, 30 to 32 in the metro area, and mid-30s down along the coast. The chill will linger through the middle of the week, with temps on Tuesday and Wednesday topping out in the mid-50s. Warmer air and a chance of rain will return by Thursday.

Here's the latest forecast for the city of Houston:

Monday

Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 43F. Winds N at 10

to 20 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 31F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday

Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the

afternoon. High 52F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night

A few clouds. Low 37F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 58F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Cloudy. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday

Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon.

High 67F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Thursday Night

Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly

overnight. Low 63F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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