A major hard freeze is expected to hit Houston

Next Tuesday morning, January 16th, will bring some of the coldest arctic air we’ve experienced in over a year. It’s worth noting that Houston didn’t even see freezing temperatures in 2023, but that’s about to change.

On Martin Luther King Day, a cold front will sweep through the region, bringing with it a potential for rain and/or winter precipitation. Additionally, it will introduce extremely cold arctic air as it passes. Many areas are expected to experience a “hard freeze,” defined as a duration of two hours or more with temperatures at 24° or below. Here is the weather forecast for Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon:

On Tuesday afternoon, it is possible that we won’t reach freezing temperatures. It is important to take precautions to keep people, pets, plants, pipes, and pools safe from the cold weather.

The European model predicts that our area will experience snow and ice on Tuesday morning.

It is important to note that the American model has not yet embraced this approach. However, we should closely monitor and observe the progress of this system as it approaches our region.


Here is the complete 10-day forecast:

Next week, it is important to stay weather aware and be prepared for cold weather.

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