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City of Houston
News Release
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Heavy Rain, Wind, and Frigid Temperatures Thursday as Cold Front Passes Through Houston

As a cold front passes through the area, dropping overnight temperatures to near freezing, the City of Houston reminds residents to take precautions. 


Houston is under a Wind Advisory from 3:00pm Thursday to 3:00am Friday. This means strong winds of up to 20 mph, with gusts up to 45mph are possible.  Residents should secure anything outside that might be tossed by the wind, and those driving high-profile vehicles should slow down and take extra precautions, especially on wet roadways. 


As the cold front moves in, heavy rain is possible throughout the area.  Residents should be aware of changing conditions, and avoid traveling during periods of very heavy rain.  If water begins to accumulate on roadways, this can cause dangerous driving conditions. Remember, never drive into an area of high water. 

Cold Temperatures

The combination of frigid air and strong winds means that wind chill could reach into the 20s in Houston overnight.  If you have to be outside, make sure you cover up in waterproof layers, and especially cover your head, which is the place you lose the most heat. 

For additional information on weather conditions, visit the National Weather Service website at  Additional updates will be posted to if necessary.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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