No doubt about it, this is Winter! We encourage you to keep a close eye on the weather along with us today as it's looking pretty messy out there, especially for travel. A conveyor belt of moisture will keep a chilly, rather steady rain going pretty much all day long, with 40s feeling like 30s. Bundle up!! As even colder air moves in aloft by evening, the precipitation could change over to a wintry mix including some rare snow flurries especially northwest of Austin. While none is expected to stick, it'll be something to watch for through tomorrow morning. As for rain accumulations, there could be some 3/4" to 1" totals locally.
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Our Futurecast model indicates some snow mixing in with the rain as close as Fredericksburg to Kerrville around 10 or 11 p.m. tonight. The latest models push the precip south of our area first thing tomorrow, so we'll start to dry up again then with temps rising back up to near 50 by afternoon.
As skies begin to clear up Thursday night, it'll be our coldest of this snap with areawide 20s & 30s possible including a freeze from the Hill Country and our notorious cold spots right up into metro areas for a few hours. As of now, I'm calling for 32 to 33 at Camp Mabry, which would be our first official freeze in the city since January.
Sunshine returns in abundance by Friday afternoon, helping to warm temps back into the upper 50s. A nudge of high pressure over Texas this weekend will amount to more comfort, with chilly mornings and seasonable afternoons. Temps continue near normal next week according to our 7 Day Forecast.