Good Evening and Happy New Year!
Our new year will great us with some gloomy weather through the region as warm, moist air aloft overruns cool, moist air near the surface. I do expect to see some isolated to scattered rain showers through the region off and on through the next couple of days...but not really a lot of accumulation.
On Saturday, Hill Country has a decent chance at seeing some snow flurries, while other locations may see brief periods of wintry snow-ice-slush mix.
Otherwise, just cool and crisp- a great time to just bundle up and drink hot chocolate by the fireplace.
Be careful on the roads- they could be slick!
Enjoy the sunshine while you have it, it won't be around for the next few days. An upper level disturbance
to the west and a surface high pressure to the east will allow for moisture to fill into all levels of the
atmosphere over West and Cantral Texas.
Tomorrow will bring fog again to Hill Country and patchy mist and fog to much of the rest of the region. This will break out to afternoon clouds and a very mild temperatures in the 50's. Friday will bring some rain showers to the region, and by Saturday, we will experience a wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet, and ice through much of Hill Country, West Texas, and even the Highway 90 Corridor as well as the Interstate 35 Corridor north of San Antonio. I don't expect too much wind like the last storm, but it will still be cold....lucky to break out of the 40's on Friday and Saturday here in Del Rio.
Another cold day out there...very brisk!
Tomorrow looks to bring us slightly warmer temperatures, although by Friday, most of the region will be lucky to break out of the 40's. Brrr.
Tomorrow morning will bring much of the area fog, mist, and drizzle...but this will burn off and open up to slightly clearer skies, allowing some sunshine in to warm the ground up a bit. Light to calm winds will help out as well.
Thursday brings us another chance of rain and wintry precipitation to the region. Looks like much of West Texas and Hill Country will again see some snow flurries. Stay Tuned!
Exciting weather out there last night and all through the day today. "Winter Storm Goliath" is what the Weather Channel was calling it, and that seems like a pretty good name for it, at least here in Texas.
West Texas and Hill Country are still under a Winter Storm Warning/Advisory through the early morning hours and snow and sleet continues to fall through the region. I saw a storm report of over 5 inches of snow in Alpine. Additionally, Del Rio may see a few snow flurries through the evening, but nothing significant. I've attached a picture of the snowfall accumulation through the region- no surprise that roads on the Panhandle are shut down.
The good news is that tomorrow will be slightly more tranquil, as will the next few days. Highs in the upper 40s to low 60s, lows in the upper 20's to low 40s- a little more typical of this time of year. Stay Safe!
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Tonight, Central Texas will likely experience some very violent weather. Some portions of North Central Texas have already been hit by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, while portions of West Texas are under the gun for blizzard conditions.
For those living or traveling through West Texas- anywhere west of Ozona...the main threat will be strong, blustery winds and heavy snow. Thunderstorms into the evening hours are expected, but this will transition into a snowy, windy, and cold overnight into tomorrow morning.
For areas East of Ozona- A line of severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and the potential for tornadoes is expected to form and begin to progress eastward after sunset tonight. Although there is some slight uncertainty in it's timing, there is high certainty that it will exist and be very dangerous.
9pm- Western Val Verde County/Ozona
11pm- Abilene, San Angelo, Sonora, Del Rio
2am- Brownwood, Brady, Uvalde
5am- Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Hondo
Sunrise- San Antonio & Interstate 35 Corridor
It will be very windy tomorrow through mush of the region, some models indicating up to 50 mph wind gusts (although that may be slightly overdoing it). Nonetheless, very windy & cold.
Stay tuned for any updates, otherwise, keep your TV or radio on for any emergency alerts broadcasted by local media.
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience