Potential for Winter Precipitation in the Region Tomorrow Morning

Current model runs are showing the potential for winter weather precipitation in the northwestern areas of our region as we move into tomorrow morning between 3am and Noon.  Currently the transportation impacts are impacted to be minimal, however it does not take much for overpasses and bridges in our area to become hazardous.  Monitor evening forecasts tonight as they should provide more accurate information on how far south the freezing precipitation line may move.

The National Weather Service Special Weather Statement

An upper level disturbance is expected to move into Southeast Texas Friday morning with plenty of mid and upper level moisture. Low level moisture and temperature profiles in the atmosphere become favorable for rain and sleet or just sleet north of a Brenham to Livingston line including areas from College Ctation to Huntsville. Sleet and rain mix will be possible from about 3 am to 12 pm Friday for these areas. So far only a few hundredths of an Inch to a tenth of an inch of rain is expected but no ice accumulations are expected at this time. It would not take much Sleet accumulation to make roads…overpasses and bridges slick and hazardous for travel. Please monitor forecasts today and tonight for the possibility of a winter weather advisory should Ice accumulations become possible.

Should low to mid level air become colder and the lower levels of the atmosphere become more moist…sleet and rain will be possible North of a Sealy to Kingwood line Friday morning. This would include the northern portions of Harris County. Right now rain will be the main precipitation type but a few pockets of sleet may be possible. No ice accumulations are expected for the Houston area at this time with most of the precipitation falling as rain.

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