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You can't really tell from this picture, but the wind is actually blowing the water "back" into the Gulf of Mexico. Last night's cold front was stingy on rainfall, but in its wake, stout 40 mph gusts have buffeted Southeast Texas all day. Those winds will settle down this evening and temperatures will plummet by morning. We probably won't see a freeze here in Houston, but some northern neighborhoods could get close depending on how much the wind relaxes.
Here's a look at expected low temperatures state-wide Thursday, the last day of January 2013:
Is it just me, or has this month whizzed by? It'll be February before you know it and this weekend, Mardi Gras kicks off on Galveston Island. I'll have some forecasts for that over the next few days, so check back here on the blog for updates.
TONIGHT: Clear with gradually diminishing wind. Getting much cooler after sunset with temperatures falling from the upper 40s in the evening to the mid 30s in Houston. Some far northern suburbs could flirt with freezing. Low 40s along the coast. Northwest winds 20-25 mph in the evening diminishing to 5-10 mph by early morning.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR THURSDAY: 9
THURSDAY: Chilly morning gives way to milder, more seasonable afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s with west winds 5-10 mph.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR FRIDAY: 8
FRIDAY: Cool morning with mostly sunny skies, then becoming much milder by afternoon. Lows in the morning in the upper 30s to low 40s, rising to the upper 60s by afternoon.
Southeast winds 5-10 mph.
In Houston this Saturday? Join me for Ground Hog Day at the weather museum 5104 Caroline
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