SAN ANGELO, TX – The Concho Valley is bracing for a strong cold front bringing wintry precipitation and the possibility of hazardous driving conditions Monday night into Tuesday morning.
The morning commute in the San Angelo and Abilene areas could be icy so be prepared to slow down and take extra time to get to work and school.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, A strong cold front and an upper level storm system will bring a period of cold and wet conditions for all of West Central Texas. Rain should spread into West Central Texas, from the west, this evening and continue through around noon Tuesday. Rain totals around one half inch will be common for many locations.
After warm conditions today, temperatures will fall into the 30s tonight; then, temperatures will remain in the 40s for Tuesday. There may be a brief period of time, beginning after midnight tonight, until around sunrise Tuesday, when temperatures may fall fast enough to allow light wintry precipitation to develop. This would be most likely north of a line from Sterling City to Ballinger to Brownwood, and would be a mixture of light rain, light snow, and sleet. At this time, it looks like most areas will see little or no accumulation and little impact. However, a few areas may see a brief period of moderate snowfall. This could be heavy enough to produce a dusting of accumulation that may create icy spots on roadways. We encourage anyone who may need to be outside on Tuesday morning to remain weather aware with the latest forecast.
There`s a chance for a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow late Monday night through early Tuesday morning generally along and north of a line from Sterling City to Ballinger to Brownwood. Little to no sleet or snow accumulations are expected. However, a few spots may see a dusting of snow resulting in slick spots on mainly elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.
The NWS says the chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible overnight.
On Tuesday, there is a 50 percent chance of rain before noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north northeast in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
This is a developing weather situation and area schools and businesses may delay or cancel activities Tuesday.