Icy New Year? TxDOT crews prepare for possible frigid weather in Houston area later this week – Chron

Updated 2:16 pm CST, Monday, December 31, 2018

Now that Houston-area residents got the 70-degree Christmas out of the way, it’s about time for a temperature dip as TxDOT crews prepare for possible ice on the roads later this week.

The agency tweeted today that workers are pre-treating several areas north of Houston for possible ice buildup in Waller and Montgomery Counties.

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“Please watch out for our crews and keep a safe distance as they operate along roads,” the tweet said.

Ice will be difficult to picture as the year closes out on a mostly sunny note in the Houston area. The National Weather Service forecast shows partly cloudy skies with 60-degree high temperatures until Tuesday night, when rain chances jump back up to 50 percent.

High chances for rain through Thursday will make way for a temperature drop. The low will dip from 48 degrees Tuesday night to 38 degrees Wednesday night, the forecast shows. Low temperatures will remain in the upper 30s until Thursday night, when the rain will have likely stopped.

Residents look to be in the clear if they can make it to Friday. The weekend is predicted to be mostly sunny with high temperatures near the 70s.

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