Behind Thursday’s Arctic cold front, Central Texas could see rain showers change to ice, sleet and accumulating snow.
The front has pushed through the area. The coldest air will gradually filter in and provide a dramatic change to our weather.
Temperatures will plummet into the 30s by midday under gray skies and will be accompanied by strong north winds.
Precipitation will begin transitioning to sleet and snow by late Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that goes into effect in the Hill Country at noon Thursday, the metro area by 6 in the evening and the eastern areas by midnight.
Kelli Reyna of the Texas Department of Transportation says TxDot has manpower, equipment and supplies scattered strategically at locations across eleven central Texas counties.
‘We’ve already worked out overtime work schedules if need be and we’re always mindful the hill country could be most vulnerable. Also bridges, overpasses and less traveled roads tend to freeze up first.’