After a warm start, fog, and then rain will herald the coming of our next front

Lows have fallen only into the upper 50s this morning across the Houston region, bringing an uncharacteristically warm January morning to the city. But the warmer weather won’t last.


After several dry days moisture will surge into the area today as temperatures warm into the 70s. As this warmer, moist air moves inland this afternoon it may produce foggy conditions during the evening hours, warns the National Weather Service. A cold front will approach Houston tonight, and likely move through the metro region slowly, from about 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Light rain is possible.


Although the front will dissipate the fog, in terms of rain it will not immediately clear things out. With the front hanging near, or just off the coast, expect Tuesday to be a cool, drizzly, rainy affair, especially across the southern half of the metro region. Highs will climb only into the mid 50s.


As any rains end, we’ll continue to see the movement of cold air into the region on Tuesday night and lows should fall to around 40 degrees. We’ll see another cold day, with clearing skies by Wednesday evening allowing for a very cold night.

Thursday morning's lows will be the coldest of the week. (Weather Bell)
Thursday morning’s lows will be the coldest of the week. (Weather Bell)

Expect another near freeze in the metro area, with lows in the mid-30s, and a light freeze for areas north and northeast of the city during the wee hours of Thursday morning.


After a very chilly start we’ll see a couple of nice winter days, with highs in the 60s and lots of sunshine. Rain chances are near zero.


The weekend looks pleasant, with highs in he low 70s and a fair amount of sunshine. It will make you think of spring, although we’re not there yet!


5 thoughts on “After a warm start, fog, and then rain will herald the coming of our next front”

  1. Eric –

    This weekend was fantastic!

    It looks like the second half of this week will be too.

    I like the way you’ve been running the weather lately- I think you should be promoted 😉 .

  2. Question, are you all looking for more artic blasts for the next month or is it going to be the way it has been, where we have one or two days of cold then back warmer? Have we seen the best of winter yet?

    • I would not rule out a strong Arctic blast, but at this point I would lean toward us having seen the best of winter.

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