Tonight is going to be the coldest night for many parts of Texas since the major arctic outbreak in February 2011. In areas where significant accumulations of snow or ice have occurred temperatures will be even cooler. While winds will not be overly strong tonight, there will be a wind chill generally ten to fifteen degrees below the ambient air temperature. The result will be wind chills below zero across the Panhandle, Northwest Texas, and parts of North Texas. No precipitation is expected tonight and if we weren’t dealing with major travel problems I’d say it would be a good nice to go look out at the stars.
Temperatures will remain at or below freezing on Saturday in areas that received significant accumulations. Although roads should become a bit better during the day as road crews and the sun work on the ice, road conditions will quickly go downhill again after sunset on Saturday. There may be a few areas of light sleet or snow, but overall we do not any additional accumulations (although we’ll keep an eye on it). Here are the low temperatures off the 0Z North American Model for various parts of Texas. Again, areas that received significant winter accumulations will cool more significantly.