Forecasts predict hard freeze overnight Thursday
January 22, 2014, 2:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The Highland Lakes could see a hard freeze on Thursday and Friday nights when an arctic cold front is expected to move through the area.
The Lower Colorado River Authority reports that the area may see Thursday temperatures in the upper 20s in the northern Hill Country and the upper 30s to low 40s in Central Texas.
LCRA Meteorologist Bob Rose wrote in his blog on Tuesday that the weather on Thursday will be "cloudy, windy and cold” with northward wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour.
"Big changes in the weather will be taking place Thursday into Friday when an arctic cold front brings much colder temperatures to the area. A hard freeze is forecast for all locations Thursday night and again Friday night,” he said.
Rose added that light precipitation may develop Thursday evening, creating a slippery situation on roadways. Chances of this precipitation are reported at 30 percent.
"A mixture of freezing rain, sleet and even a few snow flurries will be possible from the Hill Country, southeast to the coast Thursday night. The precipitation is forecast to quickly end early Friday morning,” Rose said.
On Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service issued special weather statement for the Burnet area stating that the area could see a dusting of snow between Thursday night and Friday morning, leaving up to a quarter inch of snow in the Hill Country.
Highs on Friday will be 38 degrees with a 20 percent chance of morning sleet or snow, and temperatures will return to moderate over the weekend, with a high of 64 on Saturday.
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