Good Morning! Definitely a brisk one out there. It's amazing how quickly weather can change. I was out running yesterday mid-day and it was real warm and muggy...now it's bitter cold out there.
No better news today, unfortunately....this will be the coldest day yet this season...some places will be lucky to even hit 40*F today in Hill Country. In fact, many areas, primarily above 2000 feet in elevation, may see some sleet this morning. Sleet, for those of y'all who don't know, is rain that has refrozen before it hits the ground (ice pellets). Different from hail or freezing rain, but that's a lesson for another day. The Abilene area has been reporting freezing rain (liquid rain that hits the ground and then freezes) all morning so far- this makes for icy roads and sidewalks...it can be very dangerous. So, if you are driving the Interstate 10 today (or the Interstate 20), or any of the highways headed through Hill Country, be very careful, especially on bridges.
Looks like the rain (and all that other wintry mix) will begin to clear out tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, leaving the area feeling crisp, but warming up a little bit (into the 50's & 60's by Tuesday). I don't expect a lot of blue sky, but a little here and there is possible, and I would welcome it! Looks like it could get a little gloomy again during the latter half of the week...
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience