A frigid air mass remains in place over Texas with devastating, widespread power outages underway. As a final round of winter weather sweeps through on Thursday, here’s what you need to know:
- As of late Thursday afternoon, snow was beginning to wind down across South & Central Texas
- Snowfall is expected to end completely by Thursday night
- Areas near San Antonio could saw up to 5 inches of snow on Thursday, with much higher totals out west - closer to Del Rio
- Even though we’ll have freezing mornings Friday and Saturday, we’ll finally start to thaw in the afternoons
- By the weekend, high temperatures will be back in the upper-50s and 60s!
Amid state-wide power outages, CPS says that power may not fully be restored until the weekend. If you find yourself without power, take these steps to insure your safety.
- Dress in layers.
- Block cracks and crevices with thick towels to keep out drafts. Stay in one room with all family members & pets to conserve warmth.
- Call friends and family to check and see if they have power and water. If you plan to visit them, do so midday or in the afternoons when the roads are slightly warmer, and USE CAUTION. Road temperatures are well below freezing and icy.
- Close blinds overnight to keep in the warmth. Open blinds during the day to let the sun come through.
- If you choose to warm-up in your car, NEVER do so in the garage. This can be deadly and may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning can also be caused by operating generators inside. DO NOT DO THIS.
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