...A widespread freeze is expected over most of south central Texas tonight...
A freeze warning has been issued for the following south central Texas counties... Uvalde...Zavala...frio...Atascosa...Wilson...Karnes...Gonzales... DeWitt...Fayette and Lavaca.
Overnight low temperatures for counties within the freeze warning are expected to drop into the 29 to 32 degree range between 2 am and 9 am Monday morning. This will be the first freeze of the season for these areas and residents are urged to protect sensitive plants and outdoor pets.
Father north...portions of The Hill Country and adjacent areas of central Texas may experience 5 to 8 hours of subfreezing temperatures...with protected valleys seeing temperatures dropping as low as the middle 20s. Only portions of south central Texas near the Rio Grande are expected to remain above 32 degrees overnight.
Temperatures should return to above freezing across all areas by 10 am Monday morning. However...more cold air is on the way with another strong cold front expected to arrive on Tuesday.
Residents should take precautions to protect plants and pets that may be sensitive to the cold.