Blustery March Winds Give Way To Late-Season Freeze

(March 24, 2013)—Advisories and warnings were in effect in Central Texas as colder air pushed into the region that will drop temperatures below freezing overnight.

A wind advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Sunday for Central Texas.

Forecasters say residents can expect northwest wind of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour.

Temperatures should remain in the 50s through the afternoon.

But overnight, temperatures will drop into the 20s and 30s and a freeze warning is in effect from 2 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday for all of Central Texas.

Winds will decrease in the nighttime hours, but gusts as high as 30 miles per hour are still possible, which could make it feel even colder.

The cold could kill sensitive plans and forecasters were urging residents to take steps to protect tender vegetation.

Forecasters also advised residents to turn off automatic sprinkler systems, which could leave icy patches on streets, driveways and sidewalks.

Highs Monday should be in the upper 50s, but temperatures will drop back into the lower 30s overnight.

A slow warm-up should begin Tuesday and by Wednesday daytime highs will be in the upper 60s and overnight lows in the 50s.

Rain is possible later in the week.