It’s already snowing in South Texas! Forecasters said rain mixed with snow is likely in the Coastal Bend much like the one that fell in Eagle Pass Dec. 7, 2017.
Snow was spotted Thursday in Eagle Pass and Cotulla — which is 60 miles west of Freer — and other areas in South Texas Thursday afternoon.
And we might be next.
A winter storm warning and advisory are in effect from midnight Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday for Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces and San Patricio counties, National Weather Service Corpus Christi officials said.
On Thursday we’ll have a high temperature of 46 degrees and a low of 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
Near-freezing temperatures and rain mixed with snow are expected. Total accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible, officials said.
On Friday we’ll have a high of 54 degrees and a low of 38. Rain mixed with snow is also possible, officials said.
Corpus Christi Thursday forecast:
Most recent South Texas Snowfalls:
Last measurable snowfalls
- 2004 Corpus Christi: 4.4 inches of snow
- 2004 Victoria:10 inches of snow
- 2004 Laredo: trace
- 2009 Victoria: 0.2 inches
- 2009 and 2014 Corpus Christi: trace
National Weather Service
Winter weather safety tips:
Checking your vehicle’s battery, windshield wipers (including appropriate freeze resistant-fluid), tire pressure, tire tread, fluid levels, and lubricate door and trunk locks to prevent freezing.
Keep these emergency supplies in your vehicle:
- Blankets/sleeping bags, extra clothing, gloves and a hat.
- Cell phone, radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
- First-aid kit and a pocket knife.
- High calorie, non-perishable food, and bottled water.
- Bag of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires.
- Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and a shovel
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety
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