SAN ANGELO, Texas (Update: 2:00 p.m.) — According to a statement by the National Weather Service, temperatures across West Central Texas remain well below freezing this afternoon while precipitation has slowed significantly for many parts of the region.
The NWS says light freezing drizzle and snow flurries are possible this afternoon and that accumulation will be minimal.
Precipitation is expected to increase into the overnight hours, says NWS, adding to the possibility for dangerous driving conditions in the early morning hours.
(Update 10:18 a.m.) — According to an update issued by the National Weather Service, temperatures are below freezing for all of West Central Texas, including the Concho Valley and the Big Country.
NWS says freezing drizzle, sleet, and snow flurries are possible in the region through the morning and icy spots on roadways are possible, especially on bridges.
As of 9:04 a.m, temperatures in San Angelo had dropped to 22 degrees, with lower temperatures in the Concho Valley, including 21 degrees in Brady and 17 degrees in Sterling City.
(Update: 8:30 a.m) — The National Weather Service issued an update this morning saying the area could expect a lull as the heavier wintry mix gives way to freezing drizzle.
NWS expects the return of increased sleet and freezing rain this evening and says much of the Big Country already has some ice accumulation on roads.
Areas south of the Big Country, such as San Angelo and Brownwood, should be prepared for ice to accumulate tonight, according to the statement.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (6:15 a.m.) — Counties across the Concho Valley and Big Country are under a continued Winter Weather Advisory this morning, Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
In an update released at 3:30 this morning, the NWS said thunderstorms with freezing rain and sleet that had already been moving across the Big Country were redeveloping in parts of the Concho Valley near Sterling City.
The freezing temperatures and precipitation have the potential to lead to deteriorating road conditions across the region. NWS warns that these storms can produce ice coatings on roadways very quickly.
The San Angelo Police Department urged drivers to take extra precautions on roadways. In a statement issued on Tuesday, they asked drivers to be prepared for unsafe driving conditions by reducing their speed and allowing for extra space between their vehicles and any other vehicles on the roadway.
23 counties throughout the region are under the Winter Weather Advisory through Thursday.