Nasty cold front to bring 'most miserable day of 2022' to Houston this weekend

A wet, blustery system will make for a downright gross Saturday in the Bayou City.

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The Houston area is in line for severe thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain Monday. 

The Houston area is in line for severe thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain Monday. 

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After a week of unseasonably cold temperatures and clouds, the Houston area is in line for an even more miserable weekend.

According to Space City Weather's Matt Lanza and the National Weather Service's Houston and Galveston Office, the Bayou City is in line for temperatures dipping into the upper 30s to low 40s starting Friday night into Saturday morning. Lanza forecasts that Saturday "may be a front-runner for most miserable day of the year," as yet another cold front sweeps through the region, dragging rainstorms in behind it. 

"It’s a pretty simple forecast: Periods of rain, steady at times (especially south of Houston). Cloudy. Cold. Breezy. Temperatures will stay stuck in the 40s all day," Lanza forecasted Friday. "Just really raw, cold, and quite nasty for Houston."

No flooding or severe weather is expected, with rain totals averaging between a half-inch and 1.5 inches around the region. Areas further away from the coast should register slightly lower totals. 

Most Houston area residents should see rain taper off between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Lanza wrote Friday that he is "optimistic that we should break out into at least a little sunshine on Sunday," with temperatures crawling into the lower 50s. Weather for the week of Thanksgiving remains unclear, according to the Space City team, but temperatures climbing into the 50s and 60s are possible for Wednesday and for the holiday on Thursday. For now, however, coldish temperatures and light chances of precipitation should hold throughout Friday afternoon in the Houston metro. Rain chances will pick up as temperatures drop into the 40s around midnight.

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