A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Hill Country and portions of the I-35 corridor until Saturday evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for some areas generally east of I-35 until Noon Saturday. Precipitation will increase tonight as temperatures drop below freezing across much of South-Central Texas, leading to freezing rain and sleet during the overnight hours. The area of greatest concern for ice accumulations will be across the Hill Country and along the Balcones Escarpment, or along and north of a Del Rio to Hondo to Selma to Pflugerville line, where between 1/10 and 1/4 of an inch of ice will be possible. An isolated pocket or two up to 1/2 of an inch will be possible across the Hill Country. Ice accumulations are expected on both elevated and non-elevated roadways and surfaces, leading to dangerous travel conditions. Across the advisory area, between a trace to 1/10 of an inch of ice is possible, mainly on elevated bridges and overpasses. Temperatures will rise above freezing in the advisory area around noon Saturday. But likely remain near the freezing mark across the Hill Country Saturday afternoon and evening. Chances for freezing rain and sleet could continue across the Hill Country during this time. Continue to closely monitor the forecast as minor changes could lead to additional impacts.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE.. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX 920 PM CST FRI JAN 9 2015 ...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY OVER THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY... Read the rest of this entry »