Weather changes coming for Houston, with cold, cloudy, wet trend in the wind

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HOUSTON – Another glorious afternoon is in progress around southeast Texas, but don't get used to it.  Changes are on the way, starting with another bout with overnight Fog Tuesday night and Wednesday morning!

For the remainder of the afternoon, expect temperatures in the low to mid 70s with full sunshine.  As the evening progresses, temperatures will drop quickly into the 50s and, with elevated moisture levels in the atmosphere, expect fog formation as early as 8 or 9 o'clock tonight.  Fog will thicken overnight and visibility during the morning commute on Wednesday will be similar to that on Tuesday:   below a quarter mile in many places.  Plan for an extra long drive to work and school on Wednesday!

A cold front will push through Houston Wednesday morning.  The wind will pick up out of the north at about 10 miles per hour, which will help to dissipate the fog by mid morning.  However, unlike Tuesday, Wednesday will be mainly cloudy with temperatures holding in the mid 60s through the afternoon.

By Wednesday night, a large shield of rain will approach Houston from the west.  This is associated with a large upper-level disturbance situated over the desert southwest and moving in our direction.  Expect rain to move into the area late Wednesday night, around midnight.  On-and-off rain will last through early Friday.  Rainfall totals will generally be between one and two inches, with isolated higher totals possible.

Temperatures will stay cold during the upcoming rainy stretch.  Thursday temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 40s.

Improvements are on the way for the weekend, with skies clearing out by Saturday and temperatures returning to the seasonable 60s.  The weekend should be spectacular for enjoying some mid-winter outdoor time!