Winter weather warnings prompt cancellations


By Miles Smith



The National Weather Service as of Monday evening was sticking to an earlier forecast predicting a significant winter storm for much of central Texas, including Lockhart and Caldwell County, prompting some local cancellations.

Temperatures are projected to drop into the mid 20s to low 30s by noon Tuesday for much of the area, with wind gusts between 25-35 mph and wind chill in the teens to mid-20s.

The NWS reported its confidence level in freezing precipitation, which could include freezing rain, sleet and snow, as “high” as of late Monday afternoon.

“This has the potential to become a significant winter weather event, more than just the traditional bridges and overpasses,” read a report from NWS meteorologists Jason Runyen and Bob Fogarty. “There is the potential for some ice, sleet and/or snow to remain on surfaces until early afternoon Wednesday, when temperatures finally rise above freezing.”

The City of Lockhart rescheduled its Tuesday night city council meeting for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the public library.

Lockhart ISD also canceled Tuesday classes. This includes all practices and student activities. The Lion Leadership Workshop has also been canceled.

Lockhart High School rescheduled its Tuesday basketball games for Wednesday night. The boys will play at home, with the freshmen and JV playing at 5 p.m. and varsity scheduled for 6:30 p.m.




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