Believe it or not, the last couple of cloudy, cold and gray days of winter could be upon us. Certainly, we could experience some colder days over the next few weeks as we start to close out winter here in Houston, but the chances are growing slimmer and a look ahead at the forecast seems promising if you are ready for this cold stuff to be gone.
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For those still clinging to the long winter, you will have at least another day or two to enjoy it. Today will be cold and cloudy with rain in the forecast. There is a slight chance of freezing precipitation, but the vast majority of it will remain well to the north of Houston. Given our weather patterns the past few weeks, however, it wouldn't be a shocker to look outside and see a few snowflakes, but don't bet on it. Temperatures won't make it out of the 30s, but won't drop below freezing either, so no repeat of Snowpocalypse or either of the sequels.
By Wednesday, the rain should clear out and we should have some lovely weather through the end of the week. Highs will reach the upper 50s Wednesday and Thursday as we begin a gradual warming trend that should last well into next week. By the weekend, it should be sunny with highs in the lower 70s, and it appears that trend will continue for a while.
Given the fact that we are nearly to mid February and freezing temperatures become more and more rare, there is a decent chance we have seen our last seriously cold weather of the year.
We just have to get through a couple more days of "winter."