Light to moderate rain will continue to gradually transition to this wintry mix, with this mix spreading into the Houston metro after sunrise and reaching the coast after noon. Intermittent periods of winter weather will continue throughout the day, ending during the late afternoon through evening hours from north to south.

Ice accumulations north of Interstate 10 may range from 0.05-0.1″ and south of Interstate 10 may be as high as 0.05″. Snow accumulations may be up to 0.5″ north of Interstate 10, with accumulations over one inch possible north of a Brenham to Livingston line.

North winds will be breezy (10-20 MPH with stronger gusts around 30 MPH inland and 30 to 40 MPH coast). This will result in wind chills falling into the teens area wide by the end of the afternoon. Additionally, should ice begin to accumulate, there may be issues with power lines at these wind speeds.

Note: There is the potential for bands of heavier precipitation to develop during the day; within those bands locally higher ice or snow amounts will be possible. The farther north a band develops, the greater the potential for higher snow totals than forecast. The farther south, the greater the potential for higher ice totals than forecast.

The Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory will likely be replaced with a Hard Freeze Warning and a Wind Chill Advisory later today for associated hazardous conditions expected tonight through Wednesday morning.

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