A band of precipitation will fill back in across southern parts of southeast Texas this evening.
Expect rain to mix with then change to wet snow as colder air filters in from the north.
Northern parts of the area, primary north of Interstate 10 (and excluding Harris County), may see the first freeze of the season. A Freeze Warning is in effect there.
Area of Concern
Precipitation / wet snow, mostly south of a Livingston to Columbus line. Flurries possible north of that line.
Freezing temperatures: (29-32°) mainly north of I-10.
Rain mixing with then changing to wet snow from north to south tonight
Precipitation likely offshore by 9 am
Surface temperatures will mostly stay above freezing as the snow is falling with most surfaces remaining just wet. Cant rule out a very light slushy accumulation mainly on grassy surfaces SW counties.
Transportation impacts are not expected.
Stationary metal objects such as car roofs/hoods may see a dusting and need to be wiped off before the morning commute.
Where precipitation ends, and freezing temperatures occur, sensitive plants and outdoor pets may be at risk.
What could be different or “go wrong”?
If a narrow band of moderate snow were to develop with high enough snowfall rates…couldn’t rule out up to an inch of accumulation. This would be quite localized in nature and would be most prone to happen across Jackson, Matagorda, Brazoria, and Wharton counties (southwest of Houston metro). This scenario is not expected but could be a reasonable “worst case scenario”.