SAN ANGELO – The first freeze of the fall season is forecast for early Saturday morning across West Texas and it will be a hard freeze lasting for hours.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in San Angelo have issued a Freeze Warning from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures around 29 degrees are forecast in urban areas and temperatures as low as 26 degrees could linger for hours in low lying rural areas.
Those freezing conditions may kill or damage sensitive vegetation. Experts recommend bringing plants inside and ensuring pets have plenty of fresh water, bedding and shelter.
Expect temperatures to drop to the mid 40s by sunset then plunge into the upper 20s by 3 a.m.
Winds will be northerly at 5 to 15 mph Saturday morning and afternoon temperatures will rebound to the mid 50s.
Temperatures could reach the freezing mark again early Sunday morning but will not stay below 32 degrees for very long.
This is a developing weather situation.