Rain and cold on the way to Central Texas

Posted: 4:02 PM, Dec 31, 2018
Updated: 2019-01-01 23:48:57Z

The overall threat of winter weather in Central Texas continues to go down.  We still could see some freezing rain concerns west of Highway 281 for folks in Hamilton, Goldthwaite, and San Saba.  Even if we see some freezing rain in these areas, temperatures will be around 31-32°.  You need to be below 30° for significant icing to occur on roadways.  So, patchy ice is possible on some elevated road surfaces and on trees/street signs.  The rest of Central Texas will likely stay a cold rain as we head through Wednesday.  Some of the rain could be heavy at times, especially east of I-35.  When all is said and done Thursday, 1-3 inches of rain is likely for a good portion of the area with locally higher amounts possible.

Temperatures should stay in the 30s along and west of I-35 and in the low 40s east of I-35.  Couple that with north winds at 10-20mph, wind chills will be down in the 20s and low 30s.  No matter what, it's going to be a cold and miserable Wednesday.  Clouds and showers stick around Thursday with highs only in the low 40s.

The good news is we are looking at a nice warming trend Friday into the weekend.  Highs recover back into the 50s Friday and the 60s Saturday and Sunday.

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