UPDATE: All Houston ISD schools and offices to be closed Feb. 4 amid winter weather

All Houston ISD schools and offices will be closed on Feb. 4 as winter weather conditions continue in the Houston area, according to a Feb. 3 announcement from the district. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
All Houston ISD schools and offices will be closed on Feb. 4 as winter weather conditions continue in the Houston area, according to a Feb. 3 announcement from the district. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

All Houston ISD schools and offices will be closed on Feb. 4 as winter weather conditions continue in the Houston area, according to a Feb. 3 announcement from the district. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Updated 5:30 p.m.

All Houston ISD schools and offices will be closed on Feb. 4 as winter weather conditions continue in the Houston area, according to a Feb. 3 announcement from the district. Classes and normal operations are slated to resume Feb. 7.

Cold temperatures are expected to continue throughout the evening of Feb. 3 and into Feb. 4, during which time hard freeze warnings and windchill advisories are possible, according to the latest updates from the National Weather Service Houston/Galveston.

Minimum temperatures in Harris County are projected to be around 28 degrees Fahrenheit overnight Feb. 3, though windchill could take temperatures as low as 17 degrees. Maximum temperatures could reach as high as 40 degrees Feb. 4 before falling back down to 30 degrees that night, according to the NWS.

Athletic events on Feb. 4 have not been canceled as of press time. This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.



Posted 11:55 a.m.

All Houston ISD after-school activities are canceled for Feb. 3 due to inclement weather, according to a statement from the HISD Press Office.

The district's announcement comes after the National Weather Service for the Houston/Galveston area said an arctic front passed through the area the evening of Feb. 2. A winter weather advisory is in place for Harris County with hazards such as light freezing rain and sleet starting in most of the county around 2 p.m.

Ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch are possible, according to the NWS. Slippery conditions may develop on some roads with the greatest risks on elevated roads, bridges and overpasses. The winter weather advisory will continue into the night, during which temperatures are expected to dip into the mid 20s.

HISD officials said they are monitoring the weather situation, and updates on district activities for Feb. 4 are expected to be released later Feb. 3.

By George Wiebe

Reporter, Bellaire/Meyerland/West University

George joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.