(November 11, 2013) A freeze warning is in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday morning as a cold front barrels in, dropping overnight temperatures into the 20s in parts of Central Texas.
The front will drop temperatures into the low to mid-20s north of a line from Comanche to Athens and into the high 20s to lower 30s south of the line, forecasters said.
The warning includes Navarro, Freestone, Lampasas, Coryell, Bell, McLennan, Falls, Limestone, Leon, Milam and Robertson Counties in Central Texas.
In areas where temperatures drop below freezing, tender vegetation and exposed pipes and sprinkler systems could freeze and outdoor pets may need additional protection.
Automatic sprinkler systems should be turned off to prevent patches of ice from forming on streets and sidewalks.
Temperatures will be around 50 at the start of the day Tuesday and will rise only into the mid-50s in the afternoon under a partly sunny sky.
As the front pushes through, north winds will reach speeds of 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 35 miles per hour, making it feel even cooler.
Overnight Tuesday temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s throughout the area and the north wind will make it feel even colder.
Highs Wednesday won’t get out of the 40s and temperatures will again be at or below freezing overnight.
Highs Thursday will be in the upper 50s and overnight lows should be in the 40s, as a slight chance of rain enters the forecast.
Highs Friday should be in the mid-60s.