State activates resources as storm sweeps into Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) Gov. Greg Abbott Friday ordered the Texas State Operations Center to step up its readiness level as a major storm system swept into the state that could produce snow and ice across parts of the Panhandle and heavy rain and flooding in Central Texas.

“Texas is prepared to respond and offer the necessary assistance to local communities as they deal with the impact of this storm,” Abbott said.

Three to six inches of snow is possible across parts of the Texas Panhandle.

Icing is possible in an area from Lubbock to Oklahoma City.

A flood watch is in effect in Central Texas through Saturday morning.

Water was reported over the road at State Highway 6 and OSR Friday afternoon in Robertson County.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely through the day and overnight, but temperatures will remain in the 40s, well above freezing.

The precipitation should push out of the region Saturday.

Saturday night will be chilly with lows in the mid-30s and northwest winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour that will make it feel even colder.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s.