Good morning. Please be careful of the foggy conditions this morning!
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.
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.
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.
Southerly winds return on Sunday, allowing highs to climb into the low 60s, and clouds should return by the afternoon or evening hours.
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.