Houston having winter weather advisories through 6 p.m. on Monday

The National Weather Service anticipates light freezing rain and drizzling.

National Weather Service
The National Weather Service is preparing for frigid temperatures.

Some drivers in Houston may encounter patches of ice on roads, bridges and sidewalks.

The National Weather Service anticipates light freezing rain and drizzling, or light snow or sleet throughout the afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts of around 20-25 mph are also expected.

The combination of north winds and freezing temperatures will result in frigid wind chills Monday and Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. Temperatures are expected to dip as low as 19 degrees in the Houston area.

The NWS also advised drivers to plan for slippery conditions and to use caution on bridges and elevated roadways. They also suggest dressing in layers, wearing a hat or mittens/gloves and limiting outdoor time.

Because of the road conditions, METRO announced that its HOV/HOT Express lanes will remain closed through Monday afternoon’s commute. It will be in effect through at least Tuesday’s morning and afternoon commutes. These include:

  • I-45 North (North Freeway)
  • I-45 South (Gulf Freeway)
  • I-69 / U.S. Hwy. 59 North (Eastex Freeway)
  • I-69 / U.S. Hwy. 59 South (Southwest Freeway)
  • U.S. 290 West (Northwest Freeway)
  • I-10 Katy-CBD elevated two-way ramp between downtown Houston and Studemont Street.