The National Weather Service predicts a stretch of below-normal temperatures for Southeast Texas over the weekend and next week, with a strong likelihood of winter precipitation Sunday night and Monday.
A surface cold front rolled into the area last night. Temperatures will continue to drop to near freezing Saturday night, dipping below freezing inland on Sunday night. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are possible Sunday night into Monday, creating hazardous conditions. Monday evening is forecast to be the coldest of the upcoming days, with temperatures dropping into the teens to lower 20s. Below-freezing temperatures are expected to continue through next Wednesday.
The prolonged period of below-freezing weather means residents should focus on protecting the “4 Ps” – people, pets, plants, and pipes. Dress in layers and minimize time outdoors. Bring in all pets and potted plants. Wrap pipes with insulation. For more tips on guarding against cold weather, visit the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold.
Citizens are encouraged to follow the City’s official websites and social media outlets to receive timely, accurate information for all weather and emergency updates. The two main platforms used by City staff to share real-time information are the MCTX Emergency Management website, www.MissouriCityReady.com and the MCTX Twitter account, Twitter.com/MissouriCityEM.
For updates, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).