HARLINGEN — Rio Grande Valley residents braced for an outbreak of Arctic air, forecast to push overnight temperatures into the 20s, weather forecasters said Sunday.
“Nothing has really changed,” Joseph Tomaselli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Brownsville, said Sunday.
A winter storm warning continues to be in effect until Sunday night, and the possibility of freezing rain and icy roads was to continue until then.
Sunday night’s forecast was for spitting rain to end around 9 p.m. although blustery winds from the north-northwest will continue between 13 and 23 mph. Lows tonight will be in the high 20s.
On Monday, a chance of freezing rain should end by noon, with high winds pushing to 16 to 23 mph with gusts up to 32.
Overnight on Monday will bring the coldest temperatures of the entire Arctic front sequence, with the temps dropping into the low to mid-20s, although those strong northerly winds will dissipate somewhat.
Once Tuesday arrives, the worst will definitely be over.
Tuesday’s high should hit around 52 and the northwest winds will shift to the east-southeast on the afternoon, Tuesday’sovernight low will be around 47.
On Wednesday, we’re back into the 60s, with a high of around 66 degrees, although some rain fall is forecast– about a 20 percent chance – before noo