“Rain and sleet likely before midnight, then freezing rain and sleet likely between midnight and 2am, then snow likely after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.”
That’s from the Nat’l Weather Service. Their forecasts don’t always come true. We’ll cross our fingers that this one also is faulty.
UPDATE: It wasn’t. There was enough ice and snow to cause scores of accidents this morning and the school district closed the schools for the day. Mr. B., as you might imagine, was crushed at not having to go to school. By 4 p.m., the temperature was 37 degrees, headed for 28 overnight,
Supposed to be highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s all week.Time to start looking for Bluebonnets. The Central Texas winter is finally over and spring is finally on the way. Just another week or so and it will be here en toto.
Strictly unscientific. No statistics herein to prove it. But July is almost over and we have yet to hit a hundred degrees. Usually, well, the last few years, we’d have done that by now. Still time, of course, but so far it hovers in the low nineties.
It was supposed to be in the triple digits today through the middle of next week. Fortunately, we’ve been spared. It’s now expected to only get to 97 degrees this afternoon and repeat that on Sunday. Be cooling down even further by Wednesday to a mere 92. Why, yes, I believe we can get through this summer yet.
No snow, after all. Not even any sleet. Both have dropped out of the forecast. Just rain, and little more than a drizzle, at that. Mr. B. is tre disappointed. Texas boys down here see magic in snow. They see it so seldom in this part of the state. I realize some people would be happy to do without it.
So far the weather warriors’ radar is all greens and yellows so, hopefully, that artillery-like thunder rumbling through now and then won’t get much worse. We are forecast to get heavy rain overnight, today and tonight, and are under a flash flood watch. Nice that the temp is in the 50s. Won’t be any snow or ice.