Cold Front Details

February 11, 2021

A prolonged period of below normal temperatures is expected for Southeast Texas over the weekend and next week.
 
Extremely cold temperatures are expected early next week with an extended period of lows below freezing across the area.
 
There is an increased confidence for winter precipitation Sunday night/Monday. Forecast uncertainty remains on the possibility of winter precipitation towards the middle of next week.
 
Overview
 
A surface cold front will push through the area tonight and into Thursday, beginning a period of below normal temperatures. Lows will begin to approach freezing levels across the area on Saturday night, and will dip below freezing at most inland locations on Sunday night.
 
An area of surface low pressure develops over Southern Texas on Sunday night and into Monday morning, bringing the possibility of winter precipitation to the area.
 
While the forecast still remains uncertain, we are becoming increasingly confident in the possibility of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to create hazardous conditions across SE TX on Sunday night and Monday.
 
Monday evening looks to be the coldest night of the upcoming stretch, with most locations dropping into the teens to lower 20s. The stretch of below freezing temperatures is likely to continue through next Wednesday.
 
Hazardous travel conditions are possible where winter precipitation falls during this timeframe.
 
 
Additionally, the IDSS Forecast Points website can be used to generate forecasts based on where you click on the map. From there, you’ll be able to see detailed information on parameters such as temperature, precipitation, and wind in both graphical and tabular form. This can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xsaBH