Hard freeze forecast for tonight; Feel like temps 17 to 27

It is going to be another cold night in the Rio Grande Valley.

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a hard freeze warning that goes into effect at midnight until 9 a.m. Friday. There is also a wind chill advisory in effect until noon Friday.

Temperatures today will stay in the mid 40s, but the winds will be 20 to 25 mph, so the “feel like” temperatures will be 29 to 39.

Forecasters say tonight it will get much colder with lows in the upper 20s and wind chill readings of 17 to 27 degrees.

The hard freeze warning covers Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, Zapata, Jim Hogg, Brooks and Kenedy counties.

On Friday the highs will return to the mid 50s and then the weekend will be in the 60s to 70s.

A small craft advisory is in effect for the Laguna Madre and Gulf of Mexico.

dmaldonado@brownsvilleherald.com