Major winter storm to bring dangerous driving conditions to Central Texas

Hold on tight, y'all. It's going to be a WILD week around Austin.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Austin and the entire KVUE viewing area from 12 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are all expected to be a threat. Significant ice accumulations of around a 1/10 inch are possible with isolated amounts as high as 1/4 inch.  Also, as much as 1 inch of snow accumulation is possible.

This winter weather could bring dangerous road conditions to much of Central Texas for Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Latest forecast data shows increasing consistency and confidence in wintry precipitation falling around Central Texas on Tuesday.

An arctic cold front will arrive in the Austin area Monday night around 9 p.m. Precipitation will begin as rain.

As temperatures drop quickly below freezing around midnight Tuesday morning, it is likely that this rain will develop into freezing rain, sleet, snow, or a combination of the three.

A wintry mix could continue as late as the early afternoon.

The wintry weather should push south of Central Texas by late afternoon.

Because temperatures are forecasted to stay below freezing all day Tuesday, icy spots will linger through Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Here are forecasted ice and snow accumulations around Central Texas for Tuesday.

More wintry weather will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Stay up to day with KVUE for the latest details.

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