A trough of low pressure has enabled cold air to spill into the USA from Canada, which has caused temperatures to plummet.
Right now, little to no ice or snow accumulations are expected. Luckily, there isn't a major amount of precipitation in the forecast, but there could be just enough to lead to icy overpasses and bridges.
Light rain will continue across the area this evening and tonight.
Temperatures finally edged above freezing Friday compliments of southwest winds.
By late Sunday morning, the light wintry mix will work its way further south to the I-20 corridor.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and cold.
A cold front moves in this weekend and arctic air follows!
Currently, there are no watches or warnings in effect for the Austin viewing area.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will begin falling Saturday starting at a high of 39 and dropping to 27.
This will be a very risky stretch of cold for the area, so make sure your family and pets are prepared.
People who stay outdoors for long periods of time, such as the homeless, hikers, hunters, workers, etc.
The overnight low on Saturday should be around -6 degrees, with a Sunday high only getting up to one degree above zero. All of North Texas will be below freezing by late Sunday afternoon. High temperatures will only reach the middle single digits, keeping wind chills from minus 5 to minus 15 degrees through the day. Wind Chill Advisories have been issued for Sunday from 6am-6pm for the hills west of the Connecticut River and for Berkshire County from midnight-6pm Sunday.
Monday morning lows will be close to 10° in many locations. At sunset, readings will be in the 10 to 12 degree range, and, by the time midnight arrives, they will only be a couple of degrees above zero. Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sun once again, but temperatures will only warm into the mid 10s after morning lows in the single digits. Widespread teens to around 20 degrees are expected for lows. We bring in 2018, gusty and brutally cold, with afternoon highs only in the teens.
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