Meteorologists warn for wintry weather
February 26, 2014, 3:30 pm by Alexandria Randolph
The Highland Lakes area received under an inch of rain on Wednesday morning, leading to potentially icy conditions as forecasts predict a temperature drop overnight.
Forecasts are predictinga low of 29 degrees for the area on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio has issued a special weather statement for Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Travis counties.
The statement said "a wintry mix of rain and sleet (is) possible today into early this evening (Wednesday)... Little or no accumulation is expected as surface temperatures are expected to remain above freezing through early this evening.”
The statement said that precipitation will decrease in the evening, however freezing temperatures overnight could lead to slippery roadway conditions.
Lower Colorado River Authority rainfall totals since midnight on Wednesday morning were recorded as follows: Kingsland, .06; Sandy Creek near Kingsland, .14; Spicewood, .19; Marble Falls, .37; Johnson City, .43; Round Mountain, .13; Burnet, .26; Lago Vista, .42 and Tow, .01.
The drop in temperatures may be followed with a sunny high of 58 degrees on Thursday and a partly cloudy high of 75 on Friday.
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