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Central Texas under winter storm warning until noon Monday

A freeze warning is pictured outside of an apartment complex in East Riverside as a winter storm descends on Austin where residents are dealing with loss of power, debris from fallen branches and trees, and iced-over roads on Feb. 1, 2023. The sign says "1: Let all your faucets drip. 2. Keep heat on at 60 degrees or higher. 3: Open cabinet doors below sink."
Michael Minasi
KUT News
A freeze warning is pictured outside of an apartment complex in East Riverside on Feb. 1, 2023.

The National Weather Services has issued a winter storm warning for Central Texas until noon Monday. The forecast indicates a light glaze of ice to an additional tenth of an inch is possible. NWS does not expect much, if any, sleet or snow to accumulate.

The forecast calls for a 20% chance of freezing rain, sleet and snow in the morning hours. Slippery conditions could develop, especially on bridges and overpasses.

This winter storm warning covers areas along and east of Interstate Highway 35 including Bastrop, Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Lee, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

A hard freeze warning and wind chill advisory are still in effect through Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The NWS issued the hard freeze warning for Central Texas including Austin, Georgetown and San Marcos on Sunday.

The warning went into effect Sunday at 6 p.m. and is forecast to last through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A hard freeze warning means people can expect temperatures to stay below freezing for an extended time. Some places won't have temperatures above freezing again until Wednesday morning.

The area is already under a winter weather advisory until noon Monday with chances of freezing rain and sleet in the forecast. While sleet is not expected to accumulate, the area could see some light ice, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The National Weather Service warns people could see the lowest temperatures Monday night through Tuesday morning. The NWS also said this will be the coldest air of the winter season so far. Central Texas is under a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Wednesday. It could feel as cold as zero degrees.

A few days ago, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said they expect grid conditions to be normal during this period of wintry weather. But grid projections show tight supply and demand periods on Monday and Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

Haya Panjwani is a general assignment reporter, with a focus on Travis County. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on Twitter @hayapanjw.
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