RIO GRANDE VALLEY:
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE VALLEY UNTIL 12 PM CST FRIDAY. ICY ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY IN THE LOWER VALLEY.
A WIND CHILL WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE VALLEY. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL BE FALLING INTO THE TEENS TONIGHT.
Temperatures have remained below freezing since 3 or 4 am CST. Freezing drizzle have affected temperatures in the lower Valley. High temperatures were recorded around midnight this morning for most areas around the Valley:
Tonight will be very icy. Precipitation chances increase, as a mid-level low moves northeast across western and central TX. The mid-level low, along with a surface trough will increase moisture and lift, resulting in ice/sleet/snow. Coastal regions may receive up to .25″ of ice! This amount could bring down power lines and small trees. The mid-Valley may receive up to .10″ of ice and up to .5″ of sleet/snow by tomorrow morning. However, some computer models are hinting at little to no snow/sleet accumulations for the mid-and-upper Valley, at all. Tonight’s low will be in the mid-20s around the Valley. Wind chill values will be in the teens! Stay Warm! Winds will continue to be out of the north at 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.
(2/4/2011): Icy precipitation will continue until mid-morning for most of the Valley. By noon, clouds will begin to clear and precipitation will cease. Temperatures will still be chilly, with highs in the lower-t0-mid 40s. Winds will still be gusty out of the north at 16-21 mph, with much higher gusts. By Friday afternoon, the winds will calm down significantly. Friday night will be cold; lows will be in the mid-to-upper 20s. Hard Freeze Warnings and Wind Chill Warnings will be likely.
(2/5/2011): Saturday, things will warm up with mostly sunny skies. High temperatures will reach the lower-to-mid 60s! Winds will be switching out of the south and southeast at 4-9 mph. Saturday night will be chilly, with lows in the lower-to-mid 40s. Skies will be mostly clear with winds out of the south-southeast at 5-10 mph.
(2/6/2011): By Sunday, temperatures will be close to normal. Mostly sunny skies will allow high temperatures to be in the lower-to-mid 70s. Winds will be out of the southeast, switching to the north-northwest by Sunday night. Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.
Edinburg’s 3-day Forecast
(2/4/2011): 42/26…Cloudy..then clearing by noon…30% chance of winter precip. (morning)…Winds N at 16-21 mph, G30 mph…then calming down to 8-13 mph.
(2/5/2011): 63/27…Mostly sunny…Winds N to SE at 5-10 mph
(2/6/2011): 76/44…Mostly sunny…Winds S then switching to NNW at 5-10 mph.