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Winter Storm Watch for Harris County

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A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Harris County, Texas until Fri Jan 24 3:00 PM CT

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
310 PM CST WED JAN 22 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS…

A COLD FRONT WITH AN ARCTIC AIRMASS BEHIND IT WILL MOVE INTO
SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL HOLD STEADY AND
THEN BEGIN TO FALL DURING THE DAY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD DROP BELOW
FREEZING THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. MOISTURE RIDING OVER
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF RAIN DURING THE DAY
THURSDAY. PRECIPITATION MAY THEN CHANGE FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET. AREAS FROM COLLEGE STATION TO HUNTSVILLE MAY EXPERIENCE
A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET EARLY FRIDAY. AREAS TO THE SOUTH INCLUDING
HOUSTON MAY EXPERIENCE A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WITH
FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST. WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND
ADVISORIES MAY BE ISSUED DEPENDING ON EXPECTED ICE ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA.
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…MAINLY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
PORTIONS OF THE WATCH MAY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING TOMORROW
WHERE AREAS MAY RECEIVE MORE THAN A EIGHTH OF AN INCH OF ICE
ACCUMULATIONS. ADVISORIES MAY REPLACE PORTIONS OF THE WATCH
WHERE ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LOWER.

* THREAT…ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN OF 0.05 TO
0.15 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

(Source: National Weather Service)

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