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Yes we're in South Texas, but it is winter and every once in awhile we have to be reminded of that. A cold front is moving through Thursday afternoon -- a serious one -- so be smart and stay safe folks. Winter storm warnings, freeze warnings and wind chill advisories have been issued starting tonight.

Here's the National Weather Service's official forecast for the next two days: Thursday - A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 55 by 11 a.m., then falling to around 42 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a north wind 8 to 18 mph increasing to 18 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.

Thursday night - Rain likely before 2 a.m., then rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday - A chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 p.m., then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Friday Night - A 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.