Cold front could bring sleet, snow Thursday night, Friday

Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:03 a.m.
Updated Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

A winter storm warning and a freeze warning will go into effect overnight Thursday.

A cold front will blast through South Texas Thursday afternoon bringing sharply colder temperatures and wintry precipitation to portions of the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Light rain is forecast to develop Thursday afternoon and evening. Surface temperatures may cool to near or just below the freezing mark after midnight.

Thursday's forecast calls for 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.

Rain is likely Thursday night 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 is possible. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Friday's high is expected to only reach 35 with a chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet before 3 p.m.



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