Wintry weather through early next week

Freezing rain Sunday night into Monday morning
Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 19:27:19-05

Winter will be in full force the next few days as Arctic air continues to sink into south Texas. We're in for a hard freeze, dangerously cold wind chills and freezing rain which could cause slick roads by Monday morning. The most impactful weather comes Sunday night through Tuesday morning. Here is a daily breakdown of what's expected.

Friday night: It will be cold but dry and breezy. Temperatures will stay above freezing with overcast skies and a north wind at 10-15 mph, producing wind chills in the 20s.

Saturday: Overcast skies will persist with an increasing chance of light showers and high temperatures only reaching the lower 40s. North winds of 12-20 mph will produce wind chills in the 20s in the morning and lower 30s in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Some light rain is possible, ending early with low temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. It will drop to freezing in Bee and Live Oak counties toward morning.

Sunday: It will still be cloudy with light rain developing in the afternoon and becoming more widespread overnight. Highs will reach the mid t upper 40s with north-northeast winds near 15 mph during the day.

Sunday Night: The weather will get worse as colder air moves in and drops temperatures below freezing close to midnight. Light rain will continue and turn to freezing rain with some sleet mixed in. Northerly winds will increase to 25 mph, gusting upto 35 mph, producing bitterly cold wind chills into the single digits by early Monday morning. Roads will become slick due to a glaze of ice from freezing rain.

Monday: The morning will be very cold, windy and wet with freezing rain early and temperatures only in the low to mid 20s. Roads and sidewalks could be slick due to ice. Northerly winds at 15-25 mph will produce wind chills in the teens in the morning and 20s in the afternoon as the rain ends and we dry out. We'll only go above freezing for an hour or two as skies break up in the afternoon.

Monday Night: This will be the coldest night with partly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the teens and 20s with single digit wind chills. Northerly winds will decrease to 10-15 by morning.

Tuesday: After a bitterly cold morning, the sunshine will boost temperatures above freezing, reaching the low to mid 40s in the afternoon with a northeast wind at 6-12 mph.