KTXS Forecast: Icy conditions tonight and Wednesday morning
ABILENE, Texas - Very drizzly conditions continue tonight. Areas along and north of interstate 20 are already below freezing. Drizzle has switched to freezing drizzle around Abilene and to the north.
Ice is expected to accumulate on bridges and overpasses tonight. Cars left outside will have a good layer of ice on them. Give yourself extra time in the morning, especially on the roadways.
Lows tonight will be in the low to mid-20s. Ground temperatures are expected to remain above freezing preventing further accumulations. Below freezing air temperatures will help accumulated ice on overpasses stick around in the morning, even after sunrise.
Wednesday, temperatures are not expected to budge much. Overcast conditions are expected to stick around and winds will still be from the north/northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Expect highs in the mid-30s. Much of the drizzle is expected to move out but, some southeastern areas could see some damp conditions in the late morning, drying out into the afternoon.
After Wednesday morning, the threat for ice comes to an end.
Lows Wednesday night will get to the upper 20s to low 30s across the area. Winds will turn back to the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday through Saturday, expect cloudy conditions with temperatures warming to the 60s by mid-weekend.
By New Year's Eve, a very strong, arctic air mass will push into the Big Country, bringing our temperatures into the teens and twenties to ring in the new year. No precipitation is expected this weekend.
Stay warm tonight! -MM-