Cold conditions expected to continue Christmas Eve into Christmas Day

Cold weather will continue to dominate the Rio Grande Valley with freeze warnings and wind chill warnings issued for most of the Rio Grande Valley.

According to the National Weather Service Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, cold air continues to persist over the region courtesy of an arctic blast that pushed through the area Thursday evening dropping temperatures into the 20s.

A freeze warning has been issued tonight for Starr and northern Hidalgo counties from 10 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday.

A wind chill warning has been issued for Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron counties starting at 10 p.m. this evening until 8 a.m. Sunday or Christmas morning.

The lows tonight are expected to be in the 30s across the Valley. However, factor in the wind chill and the “feels like” temperatures will be 26 degrees in McAllen, 23 degrees in Harlingen and 24 degrees in Brownsville.

There will be a slight warm up on Christmas Day with the highs in the 50s.