Our first morning of 2017 is starting out with patchy fog issues in various areas of Southeast Texas. Warm southerly air over moist areas from Saturday’s rain coupled with calm winds is causing visibilities ranging from a quarter of a mile in Columbus to 4 & 7 miles at Bush and Hobby airports.
Expect temperatures to stay well above seasonal norms as they are starting in the mid 60s and expected to top out near 76 degrees which is 13 degrees above the normal high for this day.
The big change for the next couple of days happens Monday morning with a line of storms is expected to move through the area between roughly 5 to 10am. There is a potential for these storms to be severe with damaging wind, hail and a slight chance for an isolated tornado.
Heaviest of this line of storms will be north of the main Houston metro area but there will be storm activity stretching from Shreveport to the Gulf so we will have to pay attention.
Temperatures on Monday will top out in the mid 70s before temps drop into the 50s and 40s for lows and low 70s and upper 50s for highs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain chances are meager the rest of the week. Coldest temperatures look to be next weekend with upper 30s and low 40s forecast for the Friday/Saturday time period.