...A WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT NOW THROUGH MONDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...
...A FREEZE WARNING AND WIND CHILL WARNING ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTH TEXAS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
Timing and Overview:
Very cold air moving into the region Today through Monday will bring an increasing chance for freezing precipitation to the area. The primary precipitation type will be freezing rain as very cold, shallow air moves into the region. Rain changes to freezing rain from northwest to southeast as temperatures drop to freezing and continue to drop overnight. Ice accumulation up to a tenth of an inch is possible, with up to two tenths of an inch possible for the Victoria Crossroads. Sleet will likely mix in with the freezing rain tonight. Up to 1 inch of snow is possible across the northwest portions of South Texas, mainly after midnight. Light snow with trace amounts will also be possible across other portions of South Texas. Precipitation will decrease from west to east Monday morning. Due to freezing rain being the main type of wintry precipitation expected, even small amounts of freezing rain can lead to big impacts leading to very dangerous travel conditions tonight into Monday.
Overnight lows are expected to reach freezing temperatures area-wide tonight. Very cold temperatures are forecast tonight through Tuesday morning, with minimum temperatures ranging from the teens across the northern Coastal Bend and Brush County to the lower 20s along the coast and along the Rio Grande. This would result in a hard freeze across the region. Dangerous wind chills of 0 to 15 degrees are expected tonight, Monday and Monday night.
South Texas Impacts:
Ice accumulations up to 0.10 inch are possible, with up to 0.20 inch possible for the Victoria Crossroads.
Snow accumulations up to 1 inch across the northwest with possible trace amounts across the remainder of South Texas.
- A hard freeze and dangerous wind chillswill have a significant impact on sensitive plants and pets. Elderly persons or your children could suffer hypothermia if exposed to a long duration of extremely cold temperatures. Exposed water pipes could break.
- Dangerous travel conditions are likely as many secondary and elevated roadway surfaces will become slick and dangerous causing many vehicle accidents. Exposed outdoor objects, including trees, utility lines, and vehicles will become ice covered. Scattered power outages could last for several days.
- Gale force winds and large seaswill make navigation difficult for mariners.
SOURCE: National Weather Service - Corpus Christi