In the midst of what has been the second-warmest winter on record in Austin, a quick return to more typical winter weather is settling in today with wind chills falling below freezing in many areas.
Afternoon: A few pockets of wintry mix are possible with mostly cloudy skies overhead. There will not be much, if any, accumulation out of these very light showers. Temperatures will remain cold in the 30s and 40s.
Tonight/overnight: Snow flurries possible across the region, with a minor “dusting” accumulation possible on a few bridges, overpasses and grassy surfaces. The probability of major impacts is low. Main window for light snow is 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The second wave of potential precipitation, coming late tonight into early Thursday morning, is a bit less certain as some question remains on how much moisture will be available to produce precipitation. If precipitation does fall, it would most likely fall as light snow flurries area wide as ground temperatures will be 32 degrees or colder and temperatures aloft even chillier.
While precipitation amounts will be very light, air and ground temperatures should be cold enough to support light sleet or snow accumulation on a few grassy surfaces, bridges and overpasses.
Stay with KXAN and the First Warning Weather team as we gather new forecast information on the storm.