Snow In The Forecast…Again!

Winter weather makes a return to South Central Texas on Tuesday. However, this weather event will be different than the other ones we’ve had over the past few weeks. By Brian Alonzo (Meteorologist/ Weather & Traffic Producer)

You’re probably thinking snow? That’s what you said last time. This time appears to be different. Last time the window of opportunity was really small. We were talking about 2-3 hours where we could have seen snow. It turned out to be less than an hour of mixed precipitation in parts of the area.

This time the window of opportunity is larger starting in the early morning hours in the Hill Country and lasting through the afternoon hours. San Antonio will see the changing from rain to a sleet/snow mix in the afternoon. Since Sunday we were near 80° and Monday we hit a high of 61° in San Antonio any snowfall we get will not stick on roads, mainly on grassy areas. However, parts of the Hill Country will have to be monitored closely. TxDOT is ready with their ice trucks,  if the need arises.

As of 9pm the National Weather Service has reconfigured its alerts. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of the Hill Country. This means is that there will be times where the snow will cause travel difficulties. Some roads could become slippery and visibilities will be limited. Latest models are still consistent with us seeing a few flakes on Tuesday in San Antonio.

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Here is the latest thinking from Steve Browne where snow accumulations will range from a trace to 1 inch in San Antonio and 1-3″ in the Hill Country and areas around Fredericksburg where 3+” could be possible.

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One Comment on “Snow In The Forecast…Again!”

  1. Sergio Lozano Says:

    Thinking that the bigger concern may be tomorrow night once temperatures fall below freezing and all residual moisture will refreeze especially on bridges and overpassed come wednesday morning. I also agree with the quick transition to snow during the early afternoon hours due mostly to evaporational/dynamical cooling effect from the trough itself. It will be interesting to see if we could get a pretty good snow band in the area which would cause a quick but a locally higher accumulation but due to low resolution models and mesoscale processes that would just have to wait to be seen.

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