Weather roller coaster takes Houston for a ride ... again

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HOUSTON – Our latest winter cold front has pushed through the area, ushering in cold air that will maintain its grip into the weekend.

Intercontinental Airport set a record high temperature, 82 degrees, on Wednesday.  We woke up to temperatures in the 70s Thursday morning.

The front moved through Houston at lunch time Thursday, bringing rain and a quick 15 degree temperature drop.  Rainfall totals were less than a quarter of an inch as the front passed.  Any residual post-frontal precipitation on Thursday will be very light and widely scattered.  Rain chances will end entirely Thursday evening. 

Friday will be a raw day in Houston.  Temperatures will start in the upper 30s and low 40s and we will hold steady in the 40s all day long.  Skies will be mainly cloudy and we will be faced with a brisk north wind between 15 and 20 miles per hour, too.  It will be an unmistakable return to winter weather!

Expect few breaks in the clouds through the weekend.  Temperatures, though, will begin to rebound.  Saturday will be another cold day with highs mainly in the 40s, but Sunday will be much warmer, close to 70 degrees!

Our next cold front approaches the area on Tuesday, bringing our next decent chance for rain (beginning Monday) and a modest cool-down beginning Wednesday.

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.

Meteorologist, runner, triathlete and proud Houstonian.