Another arctic blast: Temps continue to drop as wind, cold front move through

HOUSTON – The ups and downs of a Houston winter will continue this week as another blast of arctic air is spilling into Southeast Texas Tuesday morning.

After temperatures Monday afternoon reached 72 degrees, temperatures are tumbling to the 30s and 40s Tuesday morning.  Gusty north winds will make temperatures feel colder Tuesday morning and it is important to bundle up.

By 7 a.m. Tuesday, temperatures will be in the low to mid-30s with wind chills in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Temperatures will struggle to reach 50 by Tuesday afternoon, but the wind will calm down during the day and the sun will be in full force.

The calm will allow temperatures to drop Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Thankfully, clouds are expected to move over the area Tuesday night, which will help keep temperatures above freezing in the metro area. However, people should still expect a chilly Wednesday morning with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Houston will begin to see a warmup Wednesday afternoon with warmer temperatures into the weekend. The chances of rain will continue in the 20 to 40 percent range.

The Upper Midwest will experience especially dangerous wind chill temperatures. See the animation video below.

About the Authors:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.

KPRC 2's chief meteorologist with three decades of experience forecasting Houston's weather.