Important Forecast Changes
National Weather Service
Austin/San Antonio, TX
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Cold Arctic Air Blast Event Saturday Night through Wednesday:
✓ Strong arctic cold front to arrive over northern counties Saturday evening, all areas by early
✓ Much colder Sunday morning through Wednesday morning
▪ Hard freezes likely Sunday through Tuesday nights.
▪ Temperatures may remain below freezing for over 3 days over the Hill Country and
areas near and to the east of the Austin Metro area.
▪ Bitterly cold wind chill values and risk for hypothermia and frostbite for those not taking
proper precautions Sunday Morning – Wednesday morning.
✓ 20-40% chance of light freezing rain now possible from Sunday evening through midday
Monday across the eastern 2/3 of South Central Texas.
▪ Minor ice accumulations, mainly on elevated bridges and surfaces would be the main
threat should freezing rain occur.
✓ Take precautions now to protect exposed pipes that could burst from a hard freeze, and
ensure proper shelter and protection is provided for people, pets, and vulnerable vegetation.
✓ This forecast continues to evolve - Pay close attention to trusted sources for any forecast
changes through this bitterly cold period.