It's been years since the Houston-area has had snow, but that changed as the white stuff began falling Thursday night.

Even Houston Texans star J.J. Watt joined in on the snow fun.

"We have snow!" Watt tweeted.

Sunshine should return Friday afternoon, melting away any wintry precipitation that does manage to stick on the grass. Pipes will be OK tonight, but make sure people, pets, and plants stay warm. Another freeze is expected Friday night, but there will be no precipitation around by then.

From ABC13