Forecast: Rain, snow flurries and then some bitter cold

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(KWTX) Light snow was falling Thursday afternoon in parts of Central Texas, but the real weather threat is the falling mercury.

Rain and flurries are possible Thursday evening, but as the precipitation moves out, bitter cold settles in.

Temperatures will drop into the mid-20s overnight.

Forecasters are warning that the cold could damage or kill delicate outdoor plants and vegetation and could cause any water on roadways to freeze.

They’re urging residents to take steps to protect pets, pipes and plants before the temperature falls.

Friday should be sunny with highs in the lower 50s, but temperatures will drop back to around freezing Friday night and again on Saturday night.