Icy morning

In this 2014 photo, Jose O'Cana scrapes ice from his windshield Friday morning, Jan. 24, after freezing rain throughout the night and early morning. The winter storm swept into Central Texas Thursday afternoon, making the evening commute a nightmare in the Austin area. By early Friday more sleet and ice accumulated, prompting school districts, government agencies and other facilities to close because of hazardous road conditions throughout the county.

Fall’s first freeze might hit the Taylor area Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Note: This article has been updated from its Sunday version.

The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Austin/San Antonio office projects a cold front to enter the area Sunday, Nov. 29, and could plummet temperatures into the upper 20s. A wet Saturday should be followed by drier weather this week.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, was mild ahead of an initial Friday cold front that brought rain to the area. Saturday had a 90% of showers and thunderstorms with a high around 60 degrees, according to the Taylor Texas Weather Network.

“Our first widespread freeze of the fall is expected Monday night into Tuesday,” said the NWS Austin/San Antonio Office. “Then an additional mid-week front will keep temperatures below normal through the period.”

A mix of clear to partly cloudy skies is predicted over east Williamson County on Sunday through Tuesday. Winds of 5-15 mph and gusts up to 25 mph will negate some of the sun’s influence on temperatures.

Sunday’s high is forecast to be somewhere in the upper 50s before dropping down to below 40 at night. Monday’s daytime temperatures aren’t expected to escape the mid 50s. Monday night’s low is forecast at 27.

Tuesday's high might reach 60 before highs drop back down into the 50s through Friday. Thursday and Friday nights' lows might border freezing. The weekend's highs are expected to return to the 60s.

Rain chances make a brief and small return to the forecast in the middle of the week. A 20-30% chance of showers is predicted Wednesday .

For forecast updates, radar and more, visit https://taylorpress.net/weather.

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