Houston may not be blessed with such luck later in the winter. But for now, the Bayou City continues to "dodge the bullet" as bitter cold air visits the Midwest and Northeast. One system may drop snow and ice over parts of the Corn Belt, Appalachia and the Northeast later this week, and its attendant cold front may sneak through southeastern Texas with a shower and thunderstorm chance Friday afternoon.
But impacts from Arctic air will, at best, be only of the glancing variety in our part of the world. There will be a significant rain and thunderstorm threat on January 28 - 29, however, as a major winter storm rolls out of the Intermountain Region into the Texas Panhandle. It is that system which, once it moves into the Eastern Seaboard, that may finally bring a change to much colder weather to the Gulf Coast.
Until that time, be glad you do not live in Chicago or New York.
Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday: Partly cloudy, a bit breezy and somewhat cooler. A sprinkle or shower is possible in the afternoon. Highs 64 Madisonville to 68 East Columbia
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, breezy and colder. Lows 40 Huntsville to 44 West Columbia
Tuesday: Variable cloudiness, breezy, mild. Highs 60 New Waverly to 64 Brazoria
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog late. Lows 44 Willis to 48 Guy
Wednesday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs 70 Conroe to 74 Needville
Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy, warmer. High 79, Low 53
Friday: Variable cloudiness, mild with a shower or thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. High 77, Low 58
Saturday: Mostly sunny and colder. High 63, Low 41