Record lows for Houston area?

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HOUSTON - It is time to switch out the rain jackets for winter coats.

After a strong cold front exits Southeast Texas, we are going to be left with windy and cold conditions.

We are going to be cooling off so much Monday night, there is the possibility of breaking or tying record lows.

For instance, Houston's record low at Bush Intercontinental is 38 degrees set in 1928. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley is forecasting a low of 38 degrees.

The average low for at IAH is 59 degrees.

College Station could break a record with a forecasted low of 34 degrees. Reaching temperatures that cold would break the old record of 38 degrees set in 1928. The average low for College Station is 58 degrees.

With the outbreak of cold air is coming along breezy conditions. The wind is also an effect of Monday's cold front. In fact, wind chill temperatures for Tuesday morning will be at or just below freezing.

Sustained winds consistently reached over 30 mph during the afternoon with even stronger wind gusts. Palacios experienced a wind gust of 46mph.

The wind will remain active through Tuesday morning.

There are two different wind advisories in place for Southeast Texas.

The first includes Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Houston, Liberty, Madison, Monterrey, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, and Wharton counties.

It is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday because north winds will range from 20 to 25 mph and at times could max out around 30 mph.

With winds at these speeds, dead trees could lose some limbs and driving will be difficult.

Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson and Matagorda counties are also under a wind advisory, but this alert lasts until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Winds will blow between 20 to 30 mph and gusts could reach 45 mph.

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