Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Austin Area; Winter Storm Warning Canceled (Update)
Update: The National Weather Service has removed a winter storm warning from the Austin area forecast. It had been scheduled to go into effect Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and last until Monday at noon. However, a winter weather advisory is now in effect for Central Texas until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says we could get some light sleet through Monday evening and some light snow flurries from Monday evening into Tuesday morning. The advisory area covers Comal, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. A winter weather advisory is also in effect for the Hill Country until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Original story (Nov. 23): The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Austin region, beginning tomorrow. It's an upgrade from the winter storm watch the NWS previously forecast for the region.
Beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday and lasting through noon on Monday, Comal, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties are under the warning, which means the NWS expects accumulation of snow, sleet, freezing rain or ice.
The NWS expects light to moderate freezing rain by mid-Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, and it notes patchy ice may develop on bridges and overpasses. It also states sensitive plants should be covered and pets brought indoors.
The cold, wet weather should stay with us for the next several days. Due to a Canadian cold front, Austin has a continuing chance of rain and temperatures holding in the 30s and 40s.