A localized Winter Storm Warning is in place for Travis and Williamson counties for high-impact freezing drizzle until noon today. Austin and Georgetown both have experienced numerous traffic accidents and road closures this morning due to ice build-up on bridges and overpasses. Light freezing drizzle and mist are expected to continue over the area for a few more hours before temperatures will get above freezing and lessen the icy impacts for area roadways. Currently, temps are hovering between 30 and 32 degrees, bu are expected to rise above freezing by noon.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX 726 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015 ...LOCALIZED WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES THROUGH NOON... .FREEZING DRIZZLE AND MIST CONTINUES TO STREAM NORTH ACROSS MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND A FEW ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TOWARDS THE NORTHERN I-35 CORRIDOR IN TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ACROSS THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND GEORGETOWN ON OVERPASSES AND FLYWAYS. SEVERAL ROAD CLOSURES HAVE OCCURRED AS A RESULT. THEREFORE A LOCALIZED WINTER STORM WARNING WILL BE ISSUED FOR TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES THROUGH 12PM. EXPECTED ICING TOTALS THROUGH NOON TODAY WILL RANGE FROM A TRACE UP TO 1/10 INCH. THE THREAT TO SEE ICING IS EXPECTED FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM AMISTAD RESERVOIR TO CONCAN TO SCHERTZ TO TAYLOR. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY WARM THROUGH THE MID MORNING BRINGING THE FREEZING DRIZZLE IMPACTS TO AN END FOR SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AREAS OF THE ADVISORY. HOWEVER...NORTHERN COUNTIES OF GILLESPIE... LLANO...BURNET...TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON WILL STILL BE BELOW OR AT FREEZING THROUGH 12PM AND EXTEND THE CHANCES FOR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND ITS IMPACTS. TXZ173-281800- /O.UPG.KEWX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-150228T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KEWX.WS.W.0002.150228T1326Z-150228T1800Z/ WILLIAMSON- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...GEORGETOWN 726 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A LOCALIZED WINTER STORM WARMING. * TIMING...NOW THROUGH 12PM. * MAIN IMPACT...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE LEADING TO ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN 1/10 OF AN INCH...MAINLY ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...LESS TRAVELED ROADWAYS AND OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES.