WATCH: KSAT meteorologists’ video chat as first freeze moved through San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 22
Your KSAT Weather Authority meteorologists will be livestreaming starting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday as the arctic cold front moves through — ready to answer all your questions and get you prepared for South Central Texas’ first widespread freeze.
FRIGID FORECAST: Prepare for a hard freeze in South Central Texas ahead of Christmas weekend
Arctic, bitterly cold air will spill across Texas the Thursday (12/22) before Christmas weekend. This will bring the first killing freeze of the season to San Antonio, and a hard freeze is likely for a few mornings as temperatures plummet into the teens and 20s.
Nonprofit organizations, San Antonio outreach offer homeless people transportation to warming shelters
San Antonio nonprofit organizations and city outreach worked together to get homeless people off the streets and into warm and dry places to stay. The freezing and wet conditions could be deadly to those stuck with nowhere to go.
Were your plants damaged by the freeze? Here’s what to do next.
“What we need to do is get some real sharp pruners, get some quality hand pruners, hedge shears, quality loppers and start. Rodriguez also recommends pulling the organic mulch away from plants to allow the late February sun to warm up the soil. Other plant life, like palms and sago palms, also took a beating. As long as their center is nice and firm, sago palms can make a comeback. Also, keep in mind that while we are approaching our average final freeze date in San Antonio, a freeze in March is always possible.