Winter Storm Fizzles, Weekend Should Be Warmer

(January 4, 2013)—West Texas was digging out Friday after a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on the region, but the storm fizzled before it reached Central Texas.

A winter weather advisory issued for western counties of Central Texas was cancelled Friday morning and while some snow was reported in the region, the winter storm was mostly a non-event.

Snow did fall Friday morning in Mills and Hamilton County, but caused no problems for motorists.

Some light sleet was reported in Bosque County.

Light rain was falling across much of the rest of the region and another area of rain was moving into the area Friday afternoon.

Openings were delayed because of the weather Friday at El Paso City Hall and the University of Texas at El Paso.

The Texas Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 10 Friday afternoon after snow and ice closed the highway down Thursday from Fort Hancock to Van Horn.

U.S. 62-180 remained closed Friday afternoon from El Paso to the New Mexico border.

El Paso received as much as 4 inches of snow, and 4 to 8 inches was reported in the West Texas mountains and foothills, the National Weather Service said.

Anywhere from a trace to 6 inches of snow was reported in the rest of West Texas.

(Winter Weather Information)

A warm-up is in store for Central Texas over the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with overnight lows in the 30s and afternoon highs in the 50s.

Temperatures should rise to near 60 on Monday.

A chance of rain is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs around 60.