Fog Advisory issued; a brief warm-up Tuesday, then more cold, ice

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Widespread fog and drizzle are expected until a warm front sweeps through the Central Texas in the morning.

Monday was the 9th consecutive day with below average temperatures–way below for the past 4 days, with highs only reaching the 30s to middle 40s. Average highs for this time of the year are in the middle 60s.

Temperatures will warm up significantly Tuesday, to the middle 60s to low 70s, but only briefly, as the next Arctic front arrives Wednesday. This front will be accompanied by a weakening winter storm system that has the potential to create another round of icy weather in Central Texas early Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Temperatures will start the day in the 60s Wednesday, but fall into the 30s shortly after the front blows through. Sub-freezing wind chills are expected. Temperatures will fall below freezing in many areas late Wednesday and Thursday morning, resulting in the threat of icy roads as a wintry mix of precipitation begins to fall.

Following the front, temperatures are forecast to remain colder than average through the weekend, though drier weather is expected beginning Thursday afternoon.

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