These howling Halloween winds and bone-chilling temperatures are setting the stage for a record-setting Friday morning.
There is a freeze warning for northern counties including Austin, Colorado, Washington, Grimes, Brazos, Madison, Walker, Waller, Trinity and Houston counties from 2 a.m.-9 a.m. Friday. Temperatures in those counties will be between 30 and 33 degrees. Frost is possible.
KPRC 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley said for Houston the record for November 1 is 35 degrees from 1993 and we may tie or even beat that by tomorrow morning! Hobby airport's record low is 34 degrees from 1993 and that is likely to stand. And Galveston's record for tomorrow is 42 degrees in 1991, so that will get fairly close also.
Trick-or-treat temperatures will be in the mid-40s but the breeze will have it feeling more like the upper 30s.
Bottom line, we have not had low temperatures like this since last March, so get those blankets our for a cold Friday morning.
Winds relax by the weekend, sunny skies dominate and it will be very comfortable with chilly starts in the mid-40s. It will be sunny and pleasant in the mid-60s each afternoon.
It will be the perfect weather for the choppers rolling in for the Lone Star Rally in Galveston this weekend.