Grab a coat and umbrella! Temps continue to plunge as rain moves through

By Justin Stapleton - KPRC Weekend Meteorologist, Eric Braate - Weather Executive Producer, Britta Merwin - Meteorologist

HOUSTON - Cold, windy and wet weather has taken over Southeast Texas Wednesday morning. 

A cold front moved through Houston late Tuesday night, ushering in rain and the latest bout of cold air to the greater Houston area.

Northwest counties were hit with the rain and temperature drop first, late Tuesday night. The cold front crossed the metro area between midnight and 2 a.m. Wednesday, before finally heading to the coast early Wednesday morning.

Roads will be wet for the Wednesday morning commute, and there is a possibility for hydroplaning so take it slow. Rain will move out around 9 a.m.

There has been chatter about wintry precipitation, and sleet has been reported in College Station early Wednesday morning.

Meteorologist Britta Merwin says the chances are extremely slim to see wet snowflakes or sleet in Southeast Texas.

Residents from Brenham to Huntsville would be the most likely to experience this very slight chance Wednesday morning. If sleet occurs, it will not stick to the roads. The only threat Wednesday morning is slick roads because of the rain.

After 9 a.m. skies will gradually clear.  Although Wednesday will be cold and windy sunshine will take over after lunch.  Expect afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to feel chilly.

Winds will calm Wednesday night and skies will remain clear making a perfect set up for a cold night.

A light freeze is possible along and north of I-10 Wednesday night into Thursday morning

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