It’s going to be cold this week.
Rest assured, it’s not going to be wretched cold like it was a year ago.
A strong arctic air mass will hit the Texas Hill Country and Kerr County on Wednesday and into Thursday morning, but the National Weather Service says this one won’t be nearly as miserable as last year’s winter storm.
“A very strong arctic cold front will move through South Central Texas Wednesday evening into the overnight hours bringing the coldest airmass that we have seen all winter,” the weather service said on Monday. “It is important to note that this will not be a repeat of the severity or impacts of the February 2021 winter storm, but hard freezes and a wintry mix of precipitation are in the forecast.”
The forecast is still bone-chilling for those who are cold adverse. Thursday’s forecasted high for Kerrville is 26 degrees, with an overnight low dipping into the teens. Just some of the fun the weather service is forecasting includes:
- Hard freezes are expected area-wide Thursday night into Friday morning and again
- Friday night into Saturday morning.
- Overnight lows near or below freezing will also continue through the weekend and into early next week.
- Strong north winds will also result in bitterly cold wind chill values Thursday and Friday mornings, ranging from single digits to the teens.
- Precipitation will begin on Wednesday ahead of the cold front and continue into the overnight hours and Thursday morning.
- As temperatures drop behind the front there is the potential for a mix of freezing rain and sleet Thursday morning across portions of the Edwards Plateau and Hill Country.
- Confidence is increasing of a wintry mix and icing impacts occurring Thursday morning across the Hill Country.