(November 25, 2013) The rain was moving out Monday evening and with it the threat of freezing precipitation that led to some school and business delays Monday morning.
There’s a slight chance of snow flurries overnight, but no accumulations are expected.
The cold, however, remains.
Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s overnight, and will rise only into the mid-40s Tuesday afternoon as the sky clears.
Lows Tuesday night will be in the upper 20s and wind chill readings as low as 18 are possible.
Highs on Thanksgiving Day will be in the 50s, however and daytime temperatures should be in the lower 60s by Saturday.
Area residents who plan to travel east this week, however, may catch up with the storm, which produced snow, sleet and freezing rain Monday in parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.
The system is expected to be a rainmaker on the East Coast, but farther inland, forecasters expect sleet and snow, and the weather could cause big delays at major airports in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, and Charlotte.
Monday morning Meridian, Killeen, Jonesboro, West, Aquilla, Belton, Clifton, Gholson, Hillsboro, Kopperl, Morgan, Whitney and Axtell school districts all delayed the start of classes because of the weather.
St. Mary’s Catholic School in West also announced a two hour delay in classes.
Classes at University of Mary Hardin Baylor started two hours late at 10 a.m.
The main campus of Central Texas College opened at 10 a.m. and the Fort Hood campus opened at 11 a.m.
Classes at Texas A&M Central Texas started at 10 a.m., as well.
City offices in Temple, Robinson, Troy and Killeen all opened at 10 a.m.
Meals on Wheels in Falls, Hill and McLennan counties and the senior centers in those locations were closed all day.
Some area daycares also delayed opening Monday morning.