NWS: Snow Accumulations Expected in San Angelo Wednesday Morning
SAN ANGELO, TX – Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in San Angelo are monitoring a winter storm which is expected to dump significant snow fall across the Concho Valley and Big Country Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning.
With temperatures below freezing Wednesday morning, motorists are advised to monitor local news for hazardous driving conditions and possible school and business delays or closings.
According to the NWS, winter precipitation is likely to occur Tuesday night into Wednesday across West Central Texas. Much colder air will invade the area following a strong cold frontal passage on Tuesday. A mix of rain, snow and sleet is initially expected to develop Tuesday evening north of a San Angelo to Coleman line, with mainly rain to the south. Then there will be a changeover to snow overnight through Wednesday morning across the area north of a line from Ozona to Brownwood, with a mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet south of that line. With temperatures dropping below freezing, accumulating snowfall is likely to occur across central and northern parts of West Central Texas. Heavy snow amounts appear likely across the Big Country, while snow accumulations in the Concho Valley and Heartland are more uncertain. Regardless, it appears that a least light snow accumulations will occur in those counties. Any snow and sleet accumulations will make for hazardous road conditions for motorists. Although accumulating snow is less likely across the I-10 corridor, there is the possibility of brief periods of freezing rain Wednesday which could cause light ice accumulations on roadways, impacting travel. Wind chill values are expected to be in the teens late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with brisk north winds. Low wind chills could cause frostbite. Dress in layers and cover your head if you plan on being outside.
Residents across West Central Texas should continue to monitor the latest forecasts and updates regarding this developing winter weather system.
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