Conditions across the state will be chilly overnight with the threat of more patchy dense fog for western north Texas, and the threat of more freezing fog possible across parts of the panhandle, west central Texas and the Permian Basin region. The areas expecting freezing fog overnight may experience a few travel hazards tomorrow morning from it, in addition to what’s still left on the roadways from over the weekend, so be extra cautious when heading out tomorrow to work or other destinations.
Temps tonight will drop down into the mid to upper 20s across the panhandle, with low 30s expected across much of west central and north central Texas before sunrise tomorrow. Central Texas will see lows primarily in the mid 30s, with widespread readings in the 40s closer to the coat and across south Texas. Definitely another night to bundle up by the fire with your favorite hot beverage!
Highs tomorrow, still chilly and a good 10+ degrees below average across the panhandle and western Texas where snow remains. For the remainder of the state, we’ll be close to seasonal averages with highs in the mid to upper 40s by mid-afternoon.
For daytime Thursday, we’ll see chances for light drizzle along the coast and inland counties once again…and this damp and gloomy pattern is expected to last through the weekend as Pacific moisture continues to ride up over the region. By late Thursday evening, a weak-ish upper level disturbance will begin to overspread parts of western Texas with increasing chances for seeing light snow accumulations across the western Texas trans Pecos and down into Big Bend. Accumulations will be light and generally between 1/4 and 1/2 inch, although a few spots could see as much as an inch of snow. This wintry activity will move east overnight carrying the threat of freezing rain/sleet as far east as central Texas and southern north Texas by early Friday. It’s likely that much of the rain & sleet mix across central Texas and southern north Texas will melt away once it reaches the ground, but we could see a few bridges become slick by Friday morning in areas where surface temps have dropped to the freezing mark. Overall, travel impacts are expected to be quite low and this is not expected to become a major winter weather event.
Snow will transition to rain on Friday across west Texas, but the chance for seeing some mix of light wintry precip will continue for parts of central Texas. Again, not expecting much of an impact on roadways with most of the precip melting once it hits the ground. We will continue to keep an eye on this and let you know if anything changes!