Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nice For January

By Gene Norman
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Compared to other parts of the country, Houston's late January weather is pretty easy to take.  Warmer, more moist air has meant foggy mornings, but mild afternoons with a gentle mix of sun and clouds.  the satellite picture above shows the increased clouds this afternoon, especially west of Houston.

The pattern continues for at least one more day before a brief change arrives.  A cool front is slated to move through Friday bringing our first chance of rain in over a week.  But this front won't usher in a prolonged cool down.  Instead, it will stall out, keeping the last part of January on the mild and possibly wet side.  The next "big" temperature drop should arrive in time for the start of February.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies early, then becoming fair and cool.  Patchy to dense fog forms by sunrise.  Lows in the mid 50s.  Light southerly winds 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Early fog lifts and skies become partly cloudy.  Highs climb to the upper 70s with south winds 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Areas of morning fog and low clouds, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a brief, passing shower.  Morning lows in the upper 50s followed by highs in the upper 70s.  Southerly winds 5-10 mph becoming northerly by early evening.

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