SAN ANGELO, TX – A Freeze Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory go into effect Monday evening as a strong winter storm hits West Central Texas.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, sub-freezing temperatures between 28 and 32 degrees will occur overnight. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, harm pets, and possible damage unprotected outdoor pipes.
The Freeze Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday for the Concho Valley and the Big Country.
The Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. Monday evening to 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The NWS says a strong cold front has moved through the area and will cause temperatures to fall below freezing across the Big Country and the Concho Valley. Freezing rain is possible resulting in ice accumulations on elevated road surfaces, overpasses and possibly other roadways.
Plan on slippery road conditions and hazardous driving conditions Tuesday morning and Tuesday evening.
The forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of precipitation Monday. The rain will turn to freezing rain and sleet around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.
Tuesday and Tuesday night there is a 90 percent chance of sleet and freezing rain.
This is a serious and developing weather situation.