Arctic Blast To Bring Cold Temps, Freezing Rain & Sleet To Texas

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A very strong arctic cold front will move through South Central Texas Wednesday afternoon and evening bringing the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this winter. Confidence continues to increase that a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet will occur across portions of South Central Texas by Thursday morning and continue possibly into the afternoon. This is an evolving forecast and accumulation amounts and impacted locations are still being refined.

A medium to high confidence exists that freezing rain and sleet amounts could cause travel impacts through the Hill Country and into the Austin metro area by Thursday morning and continue through the day. Up to ¼ of an inch of ice is currently forecast. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for this region.

Travel could be very difficult on untreated roads, especially elevated bridges, overpasses, and roadways. A low confidence exists for light icing impacts to occur farther south to a Del Rio to northern San Antonio to La Grange line. A low confidence exists for a brief changeover to light snow across Val Verde, Edwards and the northern Hill Country counties before precipitation ends.

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