ABILENE, Texas — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued forTaylor, Jones, Callahan, Nolan, Haskell, Throckmorton, Fisher, and Shackelford counties from 6pm Tuesday until 6pm Wednesday.
The warning was already in place for Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Scurry, and Stonewall Counties.
A strong cold front brought colder air and breezy north winds into our area on Tuesday morning.
Rain Tuesday evening is forecast to switch over to sleet, then snow as temperatures fall below freezing Tuesday night into Wednesday.
There is a Winter Storm Watch that will be in effect from 6 pm Tuesday until 6 pm Wednesday for Eastland and Stephens Counties.
The National Weather Service also extended the Winter Storm Watch for our southern areas.
This Watch goes into effect at midnight until 6 pm Wednesday for Brown, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Runnels, Sterling, and Tom Green Counties.
Winter Storm Watches and Warnings
We are still thinking that areas north of I-20 will see heaviest snowfall accumulation. These areas could see anywhere from 5 to 8 inches.
Along and just south of I-20, snowfall accumulations could be around 3-6 inches of snow.
In our southern areas, we may see a wintry mix develop overnight. This means that we could see sleet and light snow accumulate by Wednesday morning.
Into the Concho Valley, there may be sleet accumulation on surfaces that is then topped by 1 to 3 inches of snow.
The Heartland area looks to be where we are going to see the lightest accumulation. If you live in these areas, you could see sleet or snowfall accumulation up to about an inch.
Temperatures south of I-20 will be a little more marginal. This is where there will be a possibility of a mixture of rain, sleet, and snow.
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The biggest concern is that an area of sleet develops and lasts long enough to stick to the ground, followed by a little bit of snow.
This combination would quickly make a mess of roadways even if ice or snow totals themselves are not particularly high.
Any accumulation of sleet or snow can make traveling hazardous. If you don't have to be on the roads tomorrow, it is best to stay indoors.
You can check latest road conditions for Wednesday at drivetexas.org.
By KTXS Staff
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