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What you need to know ahead of today’s cold front

Futurecast for Dec. 16, 2019
Futurecast for Dec. 16, 2019 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – This time of year there is one thing you can count on when it comes to Houston’s weather: It’s going to change soon! Here are the changes to prepare for this week:

1. Monday cold front brings showers and much cooler temperatures.

After record warmth Sunday, Monday promises to bring us back to reality. The day is starting very warm, with temperatures in the 70s. It will be muggy with light scattered showers drifting through the area during the morning commute. The rain won’t be heavy or cause flooding or ponding on roads. Rather, it will be patchy and light, but enough to cause damp roads and slow traffic along with some patchy fog as well. Keep that in mind and plan for extra time for your drive to work or school.

Showers will end as a cold front slides through Houston shortly mid-day. Temperatures will go from the mid 70s before lunch time to the 50s by dinner. Even though you may not need it in the morning, take a jacket with you on your way out the door. You’ll thank yourself when you’re heading home at the end of the day.

Futurecast for Dec. 16, 2019
Futurecast for Dec. 16, 2019 (KPRC 2)

2. Get ready for a mid-week chill.

Winter makes a big return for mid-week. Temperatures will be colder than normal from Tuesday through Thursday. Morning low temperatures will be in the 30s, with afternoon highs in the 50s to low 60s. In fact, temperatures will dip very close to freezing Wednesday and Thursday morning. A light freeze is possible both mornings along and north of the I-10 corridor.

3. Another wonderful weekend is in the works.

A quick-moving system will bring us a slight chance for showers Friday, but that will exit the region before the weekend, leaving Saturday and Sunday looking tremendous. Expect morning lows in the 40s with afternoon highs reaching normal levels, in the mid-60s. The best part is that we’ll have lots of sunshine this weekend to warm us on the inside.

10 day for week of 12-16-19
10 day for week of 12-16-19 (KPRC 2)

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