Expect icy roads and sub-freezing temperatures from tonight to Friday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Watch for tonight, February 18, to Friday morning. No precipitation is expected, but temperatures are forecasted to fall below freezing by 8 pm for up to 15 hours.
From 8 pm tonight, until Friday morning, areas of south central and southeast Texas, including Houston, College Station, and Sugarland, will face temperatures as lows as 20 degrees.
“Low temperatures will fall into the mid teens north of a
Brenham to Huntsville to Trinity line and into the 20`s
elsewhere. Temperatures will fall bellow freezing by 8 PM and
could remain below freezing for 12 to 15 hours,” NWS writes on its website.
This perpetuates the problem that many Texans have faced over the course of the past few days, that is, pipes freezing and bursting. To help prevent this, the NWS recommends taking the following actions:
“To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.”