The Deep Freeze

Lead Staff Reporter

A winter weather advisory was put in place overnight as Sweetwater woke to winter’s deep chill this morning. Despite the forecast for snow flurries, strong winds and freezing rain, the area escaped the brunt of a storm that is giving the rest of the country a winter headache. A large swath of the country is under a winter storm watch, with a system covering much of the East Coast. The storm will bring arctic air from the north to mix with rain in the Midwest, turning the weather into a frozen, snowy mess from New England to the Carolinas. The result for our area will be snow and icy conditions that will wreak havoc on roads throughout Central and Southeastern Texas.
Temperatures hovered in the mid teens overnight and did not crack the 20 degree mark by dawn. Warm clothing is advised as the temperatures will only rise into the low 30’s by late afternoon.
Tuesday night will see a return to freezing temperatures and overnight the temperatures will drop back down into the deep freeze once again. Tonight will be Mostly clear, with a low around 16. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Tomorrow, temperatures will be above freezing with sunny skies and a high near 39.