San Antonio’s first light freeze of the season possible Monday morning

Plan to bring in pets and cover sensitive vegetation before heading to bed Sunday night

Bring in the pets and the sensitive plants before heading to bed Sunday night!

While parts of the Hill Country and localized areas west of San Antonio have already experienced their first freeze of the season, colder and drier air moving in behind this weekend’s cold front could set parts of the Alamo City up for a brief, light freeze Monday morning.

KEY POINTS

  • San Antonio’s first light freeze of the season is looking possible early Monday morning, just before sunrise.
  • Pipes should be fine for this particular event, but plan on bringing pets/potted plants inside and covering up any other sensitive vegetation before bed Sunday night.
  • No ice, snow, or travel impacts are expected as the forecast will remain dry during this timeframe.

FORECAST SETUP

Cooler and drier air is rounding out the weekend following a cold front that moved through on Saturday.

Calming winds combined with dry air and clear skies will allow temperatures to tumble Sunday night. Many locations in and around the San Antonio area will possibly see their first light freeze of the season as lows fall into the low 30s just before sunrise Monday.

This particular event will NOT bring ice or snow to the region as conditions remain dry during this timeframe.

San Antonio's first light freeze of the season is possible early Monday morning.

FREEZE PREPS

While you really only need to worry about your pets and sensitive plants this time around, here are a few reminders for protecting the 4 P’s as we approach the winter season:

  • People: Bundle up! It’ll be cold for the Monday morning commute/drive to school, so be sure to dress warm.
    • If and when there is an extended period of freezing temperatures, make sure to check on neighbors/friends without central heating.
  • Pets: Bring pets inside if possible to keep them warm. If not, consider setting them up with extra blankets or a heat lamp.
  • Plants: Cover or bring in any sensitive vegetation/potted plants.
  • Pipes: Wrap any outdoor exposed pipes or spigots.
    • If and when a hard freeze is expected, lightly drip your faucets, turn off your sprinkler system, and open up the cabinets under your sink to allow warm air to circulate into those areas.

LOOKING AHEAD

After Monday morning, overnight lows warm up a bit as additional moisture starts to work back into the region. Any additional freezes are not anticipated over the next seven days.

We’ll keep you posted! The latest updates can be found on-air, online, and on your KSAT Weather Authority App.

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About the Author:

Meteorologist Mia Montgomery joined the KSAT Weather Authority Team in September 2022. As a Floresville native, Mia grew up in the San Antonio area and always knew that she wanted to return home. She previously worked as a meteorologist at KBTX in Bryan-College Station and is a fourth-generation Aggie.