Icy Roads Possible for Wednesday Morning Commute in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Temperatures in the Concho Valley will swing from the mid 60s Monday afternoon to the upper 20s overnight as a cold front pushes through West Texas and there is a chance of freezing rain by Wednesday morning.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo .33 of an inch of rain fell overnight and a strong cold front will move south across West Central Texas tonight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s for overnight lows across our area. Combined with north-northeast winds 10-15 mph, wind chill values are expected to be in the teens early New Year`s morning.
Freezing rain or drizzle will be possible Wednesday as a storm system moving in from the west, and near or below freezing temperatures at the surface could result in light ice accumulations Wednesday. Light precipitation looks to begin after midnight Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday afternoon, with precipitation ending by late Wednesday evening. There is an increasing possibility that this precipitation will fall as freezing rain or drizzle at times across portions of West Central Texas. Any amount of ice on roadways can cause hazardous travel conditions for motorists. Also, it will be very cold Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with wind chills in the teens.
The forecast calls for warm and windy New Year's Eve with temperatures in the mid 60s and southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph and gusty.
New Year's Eve night temperatures will plunge to the upper 20s. New Year's Day will be much colder with temperatures in the upper 30s.
Tuesday night there is a 20 percent chance of rain or freezing rain with temperatures in the mid 20s.
On Wednesday there is a slight chance of rain or freezing rain before 7 a.m., then a chance of freezing rain and sleet between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain after 1 p.m.. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
This is a developing story. We will update this story as weather conditions change and the National Weather Service issues new information.