Winter Weather
4:08 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Another Winter Blast for Austin; Freezing Drizzle a Possibility

Austin could be looking at freezing precipitation on Thursday, although roads are expected to remain in decent shape.
Austin could be looking at freezing precipitation on Thursday, although roads are expected to remain in decent shape.
Credit National Weather Service

Austin's looking at another chance of frozen precipitation Thursday morning.

Air temperatures are expected to go below freezing overnight in the wake of the region's latest cold front. National Weather Service forecaster Pat McDonald says there’s a chance of freezing drizzle. But the chance is low – about 10 percent, and accumulation isn't expected.

“The roads should remain in pretty good shape," McDonald says. "One thing we’re cautioning people on is the flyovers, the bridges and overpasses, that there might be a few slick spots here and there."

Friday morning, the chance of precipitation goes up to about 20 percent.

The slim chances still have area schools on high alert: the University of Texas, which was one of several agencies criticized for late cancelations during Austin's freeze last week, says it is closely monitoring conditions.