SAN ANGELO – The bands of freezing rain and sleet will increase and intensify overnight as temperatures remain steady in the lower 20s adding more layers of ice to already treacherous roadways.
There is a 90% chance of freezing rain in the Concho Valley tonight and 100% chance Wednesday.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service expect conditions to worsen overnight and Wednesday, driving could be more dangerous than Tuesday.
"Overnight, we are expecting precipitation to increase in both coverage and intensity. Initially, the best precipitation will be confined to the northern Edwards Plateau early this evening, then spread north and east, into the Concho Valley and Heartland late this evening. We are mainly expecting a mix of freezing rain and sleet. After midnight, we expect coverage to increase across all of West Central Texas, with precipitation becoming widespread toward sunrise, and continuing through the day Wednesday. Again, the main precipitation types look to be freezing rain and sleet. Precipitation chances will remain high Wednesday night, then begin to decrease Thursday morning.
In terms of ice accumulations, we are generally expecting most areas to receive 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice, although some higher and lower accumulations are possible. This would result in treacherous driving conditions across the area. Unfortunately, many of us have to be out in this stuff, but,
if at all possible, try to stay home and off the roads. This is our best guess on what we are expecting over the next 48 hours or so, but if anything changes, we will send out another update this evening."
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