Strong winds replace fog later today, and a light freeze is possible this weekend

Good morning. Please be careful of the foggy conditions this morning!

TODAY

Very dense fog is affecting parts of Houston because of the warm morning temperatures — most of the city is seeing lows only in the low 60s. A dense fog advisory will remain in effect until 9 a.m. after which time it should burn off. Temperatures today should rise into the upper 60s before a strong cold front arrives this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms are possible. After the front’s passage expect cool, windy conditions, with gusts of 25 mph or greater, this afternoon and tonight.

FRIDAY

Temperatures should fall into the upper 30s on Friday morning, and although skies will clear out, north winds will remain brisk. Highs may not reach 50 degrees. All in all, a rather winter-like day.

GFS model map of wind chill temperatures on Friday morning. It will feel very cold out! (Weather Bell)

GFS model map of wind chill temperatures on Friday morning. It will feel very cold out! (Weather Bell)

SATURDAY

Saturday morning still looks very cold, with ideal radiational cooling and light winds. I expect parts of the northern half of the metro area to see a light freeze, although it’s going to be a close call as to whether Houston officially records its second freeze of the season at Bush Intercontinental Airport. A sunny day, with light winds and highs in the mid-50s, should make for a cool, but pleasant day.

SUNDAY

Southerly winds return on Sunday, allowing highs to climb into the low 60s, and clouds should return by the afternoon or evening hours.

NEXT WEEK

Monday looks warm before another cold front arrives Monday night or Tuesday. I don’t think it will be quite as strong as today’s cold front. Rain chances look relatively low for most of next week.

4 thoughts on “Strong winds replace fog later today, and a light freeze is possible this weekend

  1. Jonathan

    Playing golf in Galveston Sunday morning. Are we going to have bundle up or will it be warm enough to enjoy the morning outdoors?

    1. Eric

      Sorry for the delayed response. Sunday morning will start out chilly, but warm up pretty quickly. Bring a light jacket with the intention of taking it off.

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