A thick frost formed in the overnight hours as lows dropped into the 20s and teens, and this is simply a sign of things to come for the Brazos Valley with the arrival of our first arctic front of the holiday season. Today will turn out to be mild and sunny after the cold start, but winter weather arrives with authority on Wednesday.
Arctic air is already in the panhandle, and the front will pass through the Brazos Valley around midday tomorrow. Skies will be cloudy, and light rain showers are likely to develop, making for a cool, dreary afternoon with highs in the 40s.
Wednesday night is when the weather gets really interesting. As the colder arctic air continues to slide in, temperatures will drop below freezing at the surface, but the air will be above freezing a few thousand feet above the ground. This will create the potential for freezing rain and sleet through Thursday morning. At this point in time, it looks like accumulations will be little, if any at all. Residents of Milam, Robertson, and Leon counties will have the greatest chance of getting wintry precipitation and accumulations on the ground.
Temperatures will be slow to rise on Thursday, with highs only in the 30s. Thursday night will bring a hard freeze, and then the weather will moderate by Saturday.
Stay tuned to KBTX.com and News 3 for more details on the approaching winter weather!