Freezing weather to hit East Texas

Freezing weather to hit East Texas

Freezing weather to hit East Texas

The GFS has been consistently painting a picture of a wintry mix across the Southeast for Sunday and Monday and continues to show a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow across much of the northern half of Alabama. Significant accumulations of freezing rain ( 0.10 inches of ice) could affect areas all along I-59 in western Alabama and eastern MS as well as along I-65 in Southwest Alabama.

"All of North and Central Texas have a potential of minor ice accumulation", according to a special weather notice.

Freezing temperatures are making for some interesting roadside icicles across the High Country as well as causing lakes to start freezing over.

Temperatures Thursday and Friday only warm into the 40s.

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Saturday will be another cloudy day. Tonight, clouds stick with us and temperatures hover near freezing. Friday night will be clear and chilly as lows dip to near 40 degrees. A chance of drizzle and showers could turn into icy road conditions, and the Texas Department of Transportation will pre-treat roads heading into the weekend.

The forecast gets tricky for New Year's Eve.

On New Year's Eve, a punch of cold air will arrive.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Patricia Sanchez said temperatures will range from a low of 21 to a high of 36 on New Year's Day. Pets, plants AND pipes will need to be protected as temperatures are expected to drop into the low to mid 20s over all areas Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. The deep trough remains in place and looking into the first two weeks of January, the trough will remain in place, meaning very cold air for Alabama. There's some uncertainty about Tuesday with some models indicating some winter precip along the Gulf Coast.

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