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Mostly sunny, tranquil weather today and tomorrow before unsettled conditions return Thursday. Heavy rain possible on Friday.

  • Matt Rogers
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This midwinter weather isn't giving up just yet, but milder times seem to be brewing.

Looks like Mother Nature is in the holiday spirit!

  • Matthew Cappucci
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Since 1970, Houston's average yearly rainfall has ticked up from 47 inches to about 53.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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Two storm-related deaths have been confirmed, while a truck driver remains missing.

Some areas saw a winter's worth of snow from this one storm.

Temperatures are below normal to start the week. Later this week, we could break our all-time yearly rainfall record.

By midnight, the snow should be over in most areas.

Accumulating snow is likely to remain a good distance south of the Beltway, but light amounts are possible as close as Fredericksburg.

  • Brian Jackson
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Bundle up with cloudy skies, chilly temperatures, and maybe flurries or a little light snow.

  • Brian Jackson
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There has been something of a north trend with the anticipated snow shield.

The high pressure behind the midwinter chill is working to keep that storm mainly south.

Temperatures more typical of midwinter have settled in.

'I will never do this again – get excited about a snow storm that will only serve to break my heart.'

  • Josh Lorenzo
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The heaviest snow should target the mountains of North Carolina. Snow prospects in Virginia are iffy.

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Up to 60 shooting stars per hour will be visible on Thursday night.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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Keep that heavy coat and scarf handy; clouds and cold stay in much of the forecast.

  • A. Camden Walker
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Otherwise it's continued chilly and tranquil.

Parts of western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia are likely to see more than a foot of snow.

The chance of even an inch has dropped to 20 percent or less.

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At a Glance

Tue.

sunny_clear
-- /42°

Wed.

partlycloudyday
28° /42°

Thu.

partlycloudyday
31° /44°

Fri.

rain
34° /51°
Drop 40%

Sat.

rain
44° /54°
Drop 40%

Sun.

partlycloudyday
39° /49°
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Record rain tracker

60.78”

2018's rainfall total

Record amount

61.33” from 1889

Other wettest years

60.83” (2003), 60.09” (1878), 58.17” (1886), 57.54” (1948)

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