When Houstonians began rolling out of bed on Thursday morning, they may have noticed a strange-looking rain falling outside. It was white...and chunky. That's because it was a combination of freezing rain, hail and snow, which stuck to cars, roofs and plants through the early morning hours. This is the third time in two weeks the city has experienced wintry conditions, something we sometimes don't see in two years let alone two weeks.
Fortunately, it appears that is coming to an end for now. Moving into the weekend, it should be warming up fairly significantly and we should have a pretty nice couple of days on our hands.
Friday will remain cold and cloudy with highs barely climbing above 40. We could see some rain showers in the late afternoon to early evening, but that should clear overnight with temperatures dropping only into the upper 30s. I say only because, well, you've been around here recently, so you know. Saturday, however, is shaping up to be a really lovely day with highs in the low 60s and sunny skies.
By Sunday, the moisture in the atmosphere will first emerge as fog and then ultimately as rain showers late in the day leading into the early part of the week ahead of another cold front that should come through on Monday.
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Looking out into next week, forecasts are calling for gradual warming with highs in the 60s for a big chunk of the later part of the week and no snow in sight. That's quite a change even for us here in Houston.