I hope you’re staying warm tonight and enjoying the New Years Eve festivities. The precipitation aspect of this winter event is winding down, but we’ll be dealing with the very cold weather through the first week of 2018. You can check on road conditions across Texas at drivetexas.org.
- Light sleet and/or snow should be winding down in Central Texas by the time you read this post. Temperatures are in the 20s, but we may see some improvement in travel conditions once drier air blows in from the north.
- Slick spots on bridges will remain possible into Monday Morning across West Texas through the Big Country and North Texas. Conditions in D/FW proper look better than earlier today, but icy roads continue to be a substantial issue across the Big Country and western North Texas. Temperatures will be falling into the teens in both regions overnight.
- Freezing drizzle is anticipated overnight in Southwest Texas – from Van Horn to Pecos through Fort Davis, Marfa, and Alpine. Slick and hazardous road conditions are already developing and will remain that way overnight. Interstate 10 and the Interstate 10/20 split are likely to be icy. Precipitation will start tapering off Monday morning as drier air filters in from the northeast.
Temperatures through Wednesday are going to be cold, with Monday and Tuesday being the coldest days this week. Wind chill values will be ten to twenty degrees below the actual air temperature, so it will absolutely feel like winter. We’ll start a warming trend on Wednesday and should see warmer temperatures back in place by the end of the work week.