AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for Central Texas until noon today for an extended period of sub-freezing temperatures. As much as a quarter of an inch of wintry mix accumulated on roads and grassy surfaces yesterday, but precipitation has moved out. Some isolated patches of ice may remain on area roadways through midday Wednesday.
Expect lows in the teens by sunrise today, with some single digits observed in the Hill Country. We are predicting our coldest night in seven years, with a morning low of 18º in Austin.
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Temperatures finally rise above freezing today during your lunch hour. Significantly warmer weather is expected heading into the weekend, with highs in the 70s. We’ll have a chance of showers — even isolated t-storms — Sunday with a relatively weak cold front that will still keep temperatures in the 60s early next week.
Latest update from the National Weather Service:
Road conditions have generally approved elsewhere across the region due to a combination of road treatments, dry air, and strong north winds. Nevertheless there are still some patches of ice that could remain through the evening and overnight hours. Motorists are urged to drive with caution tonight as it will be hard to recognize where these patches of ice are.
A hard freeze is expected overnight, with lows Wednesday morning in the teens across the Hill Country and Central Texas and low to mid 20s elsewhere. Temperatures will rise above freezing between 11AM and 1PM Wednesday.
The NWS is no longer forecasting winter precipitation Wednesday Night into Thursday morning.