Dense fog advisory in effect through 7 a.m. Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for much of southeast Texas through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Similar to Tuesday morning, visibility will drop to below a quarter mile in many places just in time for the early Wednesday morning commute.

Unlike Tuesday, however, Wednesday will not transition to a sunny day. Rather, a cold front will pass through the area before sunrise Wednesday, shifting the breeze to a northerly direction, cooling the air and keeping the clouds locked in place.  With Pacific moisture moving into the area from the west, we also may pick up patchy drizzle by Wednesday afternoon and evening. High temperatures on will be in the low to mid 60s.

Thursday promises to be very wet. An upper atmospheric disturbance will slide across Texas, dropping snow in the panhandle and rain in the rest of the state.  Houston temperatures will hold in the 40s and 50s on Thursday as waves of rain push through from morning to night. Expect 1 to 2 inches of accumulation with isolated higher amounts.

Friday will start rainy, but the rain will taper off through the day. Temperatures will stay low.  On the heels of a persistent, raw northeast wind, we will remain in the 40s all day long and skies will stay cloudy.  Get your warm coats ready!

Finally, by the weekend, dry air moves in and the sun returns. Expect mostly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday with seasonable afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 60s.  Perfect timing for a return to nice weather!

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