A lot of Houstonians appreciate the cold weather when it finally comes. It's a nice change of pace from the brutally hot weather we are forced to endure during the late summer months. This past week, the muggy, warm conditions felt more like late spring than mid-autumn, but all that is over after a cold front blew in on Thursday. And it's only going to get colder.
You will be.
The cold front that came through on Thursday -- at one point Thursday morning, there was nearly a 40-degree difference between temperatures in Houston and those less than 150 miles away -- is only stage one of the infusion of cold weather deep into east Texas. A reinforcing blast of cold air will push in over the weekend, but an even colder shot of Arctic air will continue the bitterly cold weather (for Houston) early next week.More »