'Hard Freeze' Advisory Issued for Entire Region

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

.Hard Freeze Monday night through Tuesday morning across much of South Central Texas...

Threats & Impacts:

Air Temperature:

  • Through Monday Morning
  • Low temps in the Mid to Upper 20s (freezing for 8 to 15 hours) across the Hill Country and Central Texas
  • Low temps in the Upper 20s to Low 30s (freezing for less than 6 hours) for portions South Texas
  • Monday Night through Tuesday Morning
  • Low temps in the Low to Upper 20s (freezing for 8 to 15 hours) across most of South Central Texas
  • Low temps in the Low 30s (freezing for less than 6 hours) along the Rio Grande

Wind Chill:

  • Teens to Mid 20s

Impacts:

  • With the recent warm spell some plants have already begun to bloom and some spring gardens have been planted early. Without protection the freezing temperatures could damage or kill plants and crops.
  • Exposed pipes could freeze in the pro-longed freeze areas.
  • The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions aren't taken for those people or pets spending a long time outdoors.

Overview:

A strong, arctic cold front has moved through the area. Temperatures will continue to fall through Monday morning and remain very cold through Tuesday. This is some of the coldest air we have seen in the month of March since 2014. With the recent green-up the hard freeze could damage or kill sensitive plants and crops that have bloomed or were planted too early. In addition, the strong north wind will produce wind chill values in the teens for some areas at times tonight through Tuesday morning. At this time we are not forecasting any winter precipitation.

Confidence:

High

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