Frigid start for Thursday, then more sunshine in afternoon
Temperatures to warm to 60s later today
UPDATE: KSAT Meteorologist Mike Osterhage said most areas are at or below freezing, and that we’ll drop a few more degrees early Thursday morning.
The little breeze there is makes it feel like the low 20s. There will then be nothing but sunshine today, and temperatures will reach the upper 50s.
It will again be a cold start tomorrow, and then upper 60s and more sunshine, Osterhage said.
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Woah, nelly! It’s been a blustery Wednesday all across South Texas.
Some wind gusts have been as high as 40 to 45 miles per hour.
Thankfully, the wind will really begin to relax Wednesday evening. After sunset, wind speeds will quickly drop to just 5-10 miles per hour. Overnight, winds will become very light at just 2-5 miles per hour.
It’s this big drop in wind speeds that will help to set parts of South Texas up for a freeze Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Where Will It Freeze?
Widespread freezing temperatures are almost a given along and north of the Highway 90 corridor.
However, areas well south of Highway 90 could also drop to the freezing mark - or a degree or two below - briefly on Thursday morning.
While you don’t need to worry about covering or wrapping your outdoor plumbing pipes, you should take measures to protect sensitive vegetation! A great way to protect your plants is to bring them indoors for the night, if they are small enough. If you have some buds or blooms on trees or other plants, consider trying to cover them with a sheet.
Don’t forget about your furry friends! If you can’t bring your outdoor pets indoors, do make sure they’re set up with a warm place to stay. A heat lamp and blankets will do the trick.
Here’s a fun fact for you: Thursday morning’s freeze will fall on the date of San Antonio’s average last freeze, which is February 27th.
After a frigid start on Thursday, we’ll warm into the 60s Thursday afternoon...and it just gets better from there!
By Friday, afternoon temperatures will be back in the low 70s.
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