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Snow, sleet expected in area today and Friday

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:30 am

Temperatures across Central Texas are predicted to plummet again, with chances of snow and sleet expected tonight, said Matt Bishop, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

After falling into the 30s Wednesday night, Bishop said temperatures are expected to stay around 36 to 37 degrees throughout daylight hours today.

“Tomorrow night will be even colder,” Bishop said Wednesday. “You’ll see a low of 20, and in the Killeen area you’re probably going to see between 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet late (Thursday) night through Friday morning.” Bishop predicted that little precipitation will accumulate.

Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Ken Roberts warned, however, that drivers should be careful when crossing bridges and overpasses.

“Wind blows over and under those structures, which means they will get colder faster,” he said.

TxDOT began treating susceptible roadways Wednesday, and will be deploying maintenance personnel throughout the state as needed.

Roberts does not anticipate many road closures. For up-to-date road closure and condition information for I-35, Roberts said to go to www.my35.org.

For all other roadways, go to www.drivetexas.org.

In case of emergency, the Killeen Community Center at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., will be open as a warming shelter from 4 p.m. today to noon Friday.

Temperatures are expected to rebound this weekend, with highs around 70 on Sunday.

cgriffin@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7559

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