Ice possible Sunday AM in Hill Country; cool, cloudy day

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for San Saba and Mason counties until noon today. Very little new freezing rain is expected, but temperatures are still cool enough to support icing on elevated roadways, including bridges and overpasses. Please be careful while traveling.

Our eastern locations and the Austin metro counties are showing morning numbers above freezing. This will keep all precipitation in the form of light rain, which we will witness from time to time today, though best chances are tonight. Fog is likely this morning, with all the moisture hanging around the area.

A missed warm-up that should have arrived by this morning will begin more slowly today, letting warmer air leak into the area by this afternoon. The KXAN-sponsored ABC Zilker Kite Festival is Sunday. The event was canceled last year due to weather. This time around we’ll have cloudy skies and small rain chances to accompany the small warm-up. Unfortunately, winds will be light for the festival, coming from the north/northeast at 5-10 mph, which may not be ideal for kite-flying. The event is still scheduled to begin at 10 AM as planned. Rain chances will swing up and down throughout the day.  Chances will dip as far as 20% around noon, while bouncing back to 30-40% by 4PM, with 4PM temperatures around 50 degrees, at best.

We’ll spend one more cool day in the 50s on Monday, then temperatures may reach the 70s by Tuesday, leading to isolated thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. We’re currently tracking another wintry punch: Wednesday into Thursday morning, another arctic front will plow through bringing light rain along with it.  As temperatures fall behind the front into the low 30s on Thursday morning, some of that rain may make a switch to freezing rain for our Thursday morning commute. More to come on this story throughout the week.

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