...Freeze Warning Issued for Edwards Plateau, Hill Country and I-35 Corridor for Tonight through Tuesday Morning...
...Widespread Freeze likely across ALL of South Central Texas Wednesday Morning with Lows in the 20s...Area of Concern:
Monday Night and Tuesday Morning: Along and West of I-35 and North of Highway 90 (Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and I-35 Corridor)
Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning: ALL of South Central Texas (including the Rio Grande and Coastal Plains)
Threats & Impacts:Temperatures: As this is the first freeze of the season it is important to remember the 4 P's of cold weather. Cover Plants, bring Pets inside, drip Pipes, and check on elderly People to make sure they have means to stay warm.
Winds Monday Night into Tuesday: 15-25 mph sustained winds with gusts to 35 mph will add a wind chill to the already cold temperatures. Wind chills across the Hill Country Monday night and Tuesday morning will drop into the teens and low 20s.
Timing and Overview:
A cold front that will move through South Central Texas this morning will bring the area the first freeze of the season over the next few nights. Highs today should occur before noon, with temperatures dropping through the afternoon. Temperatures will fall below freezing overnight tonight across the Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and I-35 corridor prompting the Freeze Warning.
Winds behind today's front will be strong and out of the north. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will make it seem even colder. Wind chills across the Hill Country on Tuesday morning could drop into the teens and low 20s.
Another, more widespread, freeze is expected Wednesday morning across all of South Central Texas as lows drop into the low to mid 20s across the Hill Country and I-35 corridor, and the upper 20s across the Rio Grande and Coastal Plains. A third morning of freezing temperatures is expected Thursday morning before a warming trend begins Friday.