DALLAS — If there's one word that best describes Texas weather, it's "inconsistent."
On Wednesday afternoon, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for parts of southeast Texas, including Houston.
About 60 miles to the southwest of the severe thunderstorm watch area is a Winter Storm Warning. That includes cities like Corpus Christi and Laredo. There's also a Winter Weather Advisory in Central Texas and the Hill Country including the cities of San Antonio and Austin.
The areas under the winter weather alerts are expecting slick roads and dangerous travel in spots with areas of sleet and freezing rain expected Thursday and Thursday night.
It takes less than 1/10" of ice to create travel disruptions. So, even though the amounts aren't expected to be extreme, it's enough to cause concern for anyone traveling in these areas.
Meanwhile in North Texas...
It's getting cold, but no wintry weather or thunderstorms are in our forecast. And that's ok with us.
That strong north wind will usher in arctic air into North Texas through the night Wednesday. Temperatures will keep on falling to well below freezing Thursday morning. By Thursday morning, wind chills will be in the single digits and teens across the area.
Unlike most cold snaps so far this winter, the winter cold looks to be sticking around for a few days with chilly weather around through the upcoming weekend.
Click here for the latest forecast and what to expect this weekend.