The Rio Grande Valley is bracing for a big overnight freeze with the possibility of sleet and snow in the forecast.
A cold front is making rolled into the Valley yesterday but is now making itself comfortable over the region.
Overnight temperatures are expected to be at or below freezing for at least four to eight hours overnight.
The lowest temperatures are expected to be recorded between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Precipitation and moisture could leave a half inch to one inch of snow or sleet on bridges and overpasses across the Valley.
The ground temperature is too warm for snow or sleet to accumulate at other locations.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is preparing crews to sand roadways.The last time it snowed in the Valley was back in 2004. It was called the "100 Year Snow" based on how rare snowfall is in the near-tropical Valley, where 60 degree weather is considered cold.
Schools my be delayed or closed. The only time I ever went through a weather-related school closing was when Hurricane Anita threated us back in 1977. Got out of third grade right as lunch recess ended.
Want to tell me again about "GloBULL Warming," Algore? Barbara "the Check Bouncer" Boxer?