WEATHER UPDATE: Snow in Austin possible Tuesday morning, forecasters say

3:15 p.m. update: There is a chance it will snow during morning rush hour in Austin on Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are forecast to drop drastically from overnight Monday into Tuesday, and beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday it’s expected to be 32 degrees for the rest of the morning. 

During that time, there is also a 40 percent chance of rain.

As a result, National Weather Service meteorologists are also calling for a chance of sleet and freezing rain that morning, beginning at 6 a.m.

Earlier: Friday forecast for Austin: A chilly morning will give way to a crisp and sunny afternoon as temperatures reach into the 50s across the Austin area, following Thursday’s dry cold front, the National Weather Service says. 

However, a reinforcing shot of frigid air will arrive with a cold front expected Saturday, which will send Austin’s temperatures tumbling back into the 20s overnight. Humid air from the Gulf of Mexico will slowly begin to return Sunday, just in time for it to run headlong into a second coming cold front, predicted for late Monday. 

The collision of moist and cold air will set Austin up for a 50 percent chance for light rain that night, which could last through Tuesday morning — and potentially become sleet. 

“We’ve got a strong front coming through late Monday night, early Tuesday,” said Constantine Pashos, a meteorologist with the Weather Service. “The main threat ... will be freezing rain and sleet.”

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Friday: Sunny and breezy, with a high near 56 and a low around 30. 

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 50 and a low around 25. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 54 and a low around 36. Humidity begins to return at night. 

Martin Luther King Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Even odds of rain overnight, with a low around 34. 

Tuesday: Chance sleet in the morning and rain throughout the day, high near 40 and a low around 30.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

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