HOUSTON -

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late Thursday night through Friday afternoon.  Freezing rain, sleet, and even snow showers are likely before our latest bout with winter is finished.

Cold air will rush into the area beginning Thursday afternoon below-freezing temperatures likely by midnight Thursday night.  The freezing temperatures coincide with precipitation moving in from the west and result in the potential for very dangerous road conditions in the region.

Snow and sleet accumulations are not likely.  However, up to .15 inch of freezing rain is very possible, which will make bridges and overpasses extremely slippery, especially for the Friday morning commute.

Wintry precipitation is possible in all areas, but the immediate coast could escape any freezing conditions, as temperatures are expected to stay slightly above freezing through Friday morning.

Until the storm system reaches the area the forecast could change slightly, so stay with Click2Houston.com and KPRC Local 2 for updates.  However, plan for travel conditions to be very hazardous from midnight Thursday night through mid-day Friday.

Check our Weather Advisories page for a county-by-county breakdown.

Stay tuned to Local 2 and Click2Houston.com for the latest forecast.