WEATHER: Cold and damp weekend, freezing rain in Hill Country


by Jared Silverman / KENS 5

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Posted on November 23, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 8:40 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Precipitation threatens to leave shivering San Antonians even colder and damp this weekend, KENS 5 Meteorologist Jared Silverman said.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Hill Country until 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Hill Country from 6 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday.

The winter storm watch issued for Central Texas has been upgraded to a winter storm warning, which could mean more severe weather in the area.

According to the National Weather Service, an upgrade to a warning means that "a significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, or likely, and is a threat to life and property."

The good news? There are no active watches or warnings for San Antonio or Bexar County this weekend.

Temperatures in Bexar County  will remain above freezing throughout the weekend; however,  the Hill Country will have a chance of freezing rain and ice Saturday and Sunday nights. Rainfall through the weekend should average a quarter inch to half an inch in most locations around the area, Silverman said.

There is a much better chance of moderate rain Sunday night.

Patchy icing is likely on bridges in the Hill Country and northern Edwards Plateau, especially Sunday night.

At this time, no sleet or freezing rain is expected in metro San Antonio or in the cities along Interstate 35, such as San Marcos and New Braunfels, Silverman said.
As the temperatures continue to drop, remember to protect the three P's: pets, pipes and plants.

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