Temperatures began climbing after they fell below freezing across southeast Texas on Friday, breaking record lows in some areas, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Brenham and Houston shattered record lows that were set in 1951. Brenham hit a low temperature of 19 degrees, and the mercury reached 27 degrees at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“This is the coldest start we’ve had in the last five years,” KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Yanez said.
The below-freezing temperatures did not stay around too long.
“It really looks like it’s going to be a beautiful afternoon,” Yanez said. “We are warming to a cool 52 degrees this afternoon.”
The Houston Independent School District prepared for the cold weather by starting the boilers at the schools early. They also had extra mechanics on hand to make sure all buses were working normally and were warm enough for students.