Rain and snow will likely complicate travel across Central and West Texas today as the long holiday weekend comes to a close, the National Weather Service in San Angelo said.
A strong upper level storm system was moving into the area late Saturday, forecasters said, and this combined with cold air already in place and the return of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico has set the stage for wintry precipitation Saturday night, this morning and this afternoon.
Rainfall fell through much of Saturday across the Brownwood area, but it was turning to a wintry mix as temperatures began to fall.
While snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible, the general snowfall was not expected to be more than 1 inch, the weather bureau said.
The exact track of the storm system remained uncertain late Saturday, so forecasters advised residents — and especially those traveling on Texas roads and highways — to monitor weather conditions closely before leaving on any trips.
Conditions are expected to begin improving this afternoon, and no hazardous weather is in the forecast for the first of the week.
High temperatures today were expected to linger in the upper 30s, with 5 to 10 mph winds from the northwest. Skies will remain cloudy tonight, with a low in the low- to mid-30s.
Monday’s conditions are forecast to be sunny in the morning, turning partly cloudy, with highs in the upper 50s.