By Gene Norman
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At LAST!!! The sun returned today, even a bit earlier than I expected. While it was still cool out and the wind was brisk, at least we could see blue skies. The view above is from Moody Gardens late this afternoon. Now one consequence of the clear skies tonight will be a series of colder nights. Yes, it has been chilly the last few days thanks to the clouds and rain, but we've been spared freezing temperatures. Get ready - they return tonight; here's a look at what I'm forecasting for Houston the next few mornings:
The good news is that the cold weather of the past week won't follow us into next week. A milder weather pattern sets up starting Sunday and lasts through at least next Thursday. Don't put away your coats and long johns for good - January isn't quite over just yet.
TONIGHT: Clear, chilly and less windy with temperatures falling below freezing for several hours in locations north of I-10. In Houston, expect freezing temperatures for an hour or two with mid to upper 30s along the coast. North winds decreasing to 2-5 mph.
THURSDAY: Sunny but chilly early, then becoming milder but still dry. Highs in the mid 50s with light north winds 5-10 mph.
NORMAN NUMBER FOR FRIDAY: 8
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny after a crisp morning. Temperatures gradually climb close to 60° by mid afternoon. Northeast wind 5-10 mph.
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