Widespread fog overnight and another temperature drop arrives Saturday

Saturday, December 3, 2022 1:01AM
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A warm front is blowing in Friday followed by another cool front on Saturday.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Suddenly it feels like spring again but not for long!

With the soupy air blowing back in from the Gulf of Mexico, widespread sea fog is forming over the cool shelf waters, and that will push inland through the night.

Some of the fog could be dense, so keep that in mind if you'll be traveling Saturday morning. Temperatures will hover around 70 degrees through the night, well above the average low of 48 degrees.

The fog will lift over Houston a few hours after sunrise, but widespread clouds will remain. Sea fog will linger along the coast and around the bays until a cool front blows through in the evening.

That front will reach Houston in the early afternoon, capping high temperatures in the mid 70s. The cool down will be slow, but you'll likely need your jacket by the evening. This front will only produce light showers, if any at all, as it passes through your neighborhood.

What can we expect for the rest of the weekend?

Sunday will start off cooler with lows in the 50s. As the warm air pushes back in from the Gulf, widespread fog and clouds will return along with a 20% chance for rain. High temperatures will peak in the 60s for most, but it's possible some communities north of Houston could remain the in the 50s all day. Eventually the warm front will win out and push temperatures higher Sunday night into Monday morning.

How long will the warm air and sea fog stick around?

Most of next week should be on the warm, humid side for December standards. We predict a few days with highs in the low 80s and lows only around 70. Stronger winds should keep the sea fog from getting too dense, but the sea fog will be around for much of the work week. It won't be until next weekend that we cool off again and push the sea fog back into the Gulf of Mexico.

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