Fog persists at Gulf ports
Dense fog is expected to persist until 1100 hours local time today (21 January), and the ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi have been closed since yesterday evening.
At the time of reporting, Freeport was open.
There are areas of dense sea fog mainly in the bays and nearshore waters should persist this morning. Expect northeast to east winds to develop this morning and strengthen during the day. Caution level winds will be reached tonight, and advisories will be needed beginning Thursday afternoon or Thursday night as seas continue to build and winds shift to the north as a storm system and associated rains along with possible thunderstorms move across the area. Some gale force wind gusts could develop late Thursday afternoon through early Friday afternoon. North to northwest winds Friday night and on into Saturday will weaken, and lighter northwest to west winds will prevail over the weekend.
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