Starting to see an uptick in icing reports from between Waco and Austin… and also from areas north/northwest of Houston..mainly across Brazos, Walker and Burleson counties including the cities of Bryan/College Station, Huntsville and Caldwell. Seeing reports of black ice in and around Salado with multiple accidents reported along that stretch of I-35. With morning rush hour just getting underway, please follow your local media for the latest on road conditions in your area. We simply do not have the time to keep up with the latest closures and slick spots, but will continue to pass along the major ones as we hear about them.
Here’s a look at the latest radar grabs for the Austin area and also the Houston area. Most of the precip falling across these areas is in the form of sleet…indicated in red…with some snow indicated in blue and then rain indicated in green. The areas most likely to see frozen precipitation through the morning hours will be along and north of the I-10 corridor. Areas south of I-10 have remained just above freezing, so just rain so far.
The Storm Prediction Center has also issued a discussion for the increasing threat of sleet as the primary precipitation type over far southeast Texas and into southern Louisiana. This would include the Beaumont/Port Arthur areas later this morning. We’ll continue to monitor and keep you updated with the latest. If you have any reports of sleet or snow accumulation in your area, feel free to share it with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter @TxStormChasers.