Winter advisories canceled, cold temperatures remain
December 06, 2013, 1:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The National Weather Service has canceled the winter weather advisories early for Burnet and Llano County as of noon Friday.
National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio Warning Coordinator Paul Yura said "precipitation has totally moved out of the area and we are not anticipating any frozen precipitation the rest of the day. A few icy spots could be out there mainly across the Hill Country and Austin Area on the elevated roadways/overpasses but those should be fairly isolated.”
Yura said that cold temperature should remain in the area.
Update: As of 4 p.m. Thursday, the winter weather advisory has been extended from 8 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday.
An arctic front passing through Burnet and Llano counties could bring sleet and ice into the area and cold weather that will last through the weekend, the National Weather Service and local weather officials warned.
On Thursday at 4:34 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Burnet and Llano County area to remain in effect until noon Friday.
The advisory said "arctic air will bring freezing rain across the Hill Country and the northern sections of south Central Texas late tonight (Thursday).”
The advisory said the artic cold front will bring very cold temperatures across south Central Texas through the weekend.
Area residents should expect freezing rain to begin around midnight on Thursday and should be cautious of icy conditions on rural roadways and on bridges.
The National Weather Service predicts that Saturday will see a high of 33 degrees and a 30 percent chance of wintry precipitation. The chance will decrease to 20 percent Sunday night, which may see a low of 28. Sunday may see a high of 44 with a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
For more on this story, see Friday's Highlander.
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