WEATHER BLOG: Winter weather coming to West Texas

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WEST TEXAS - 5:30 a.m. Update:

A wintery-mix across the Permian Basin this morning. Good news: temperatures are not freezing so we're not seeing ice on roadways. Be careful as the rain/snow mix will last into the morning.

There are still winter weather warnings and advisories in the mountainous areas.

Alpine ISD and Fort Davis ISD have delayed the start of school to 10a.m.

11 p.m. Update:

Areas of rain and snow will continue overnight for much of West Texas. The part of West Texas south of the Pecos river will see accumulations of 2 to 4 inches by the morning hours causing hazardous travel. Slow down and allow yourself extra time!

7 p.m. Update:

A large area of light to moderate rain mixed with snow and sleet continues across a large portion of West Texas. The change over to all snow is in progress in Hobbs and Seminole and will spread over all areas later this evening. Areas south of the Pecos river in the Trans-Pecos and mountain areas will see accumulations of snow 2 to 4 inches with heavier amounts of to 6 to 9 inches in the Davis mountains. Hazardous travel is expected by the early morning hours with slick roads possible throughout West Texas on Thursday.

4 p.m. Update:

Areas of light rain mixed with some sleet and snow continue across the Permian Basin south to the Trans-Pecos and mountains of West Texas. Currently light snow is being reported in Seminole...Lamesa and at Guadalupe mountains national park. Snow is expected to increase over the next few hours but only very light accumulation is expected in the Permian Basin with heavier accumulations possible in the Davis mountains through early. Thursday morning.

1 p.m. Update:

We are still seeing light to moderate rain around most of West Texas right now. The only exception is around the Hobbs area where light freezing rain is falling and just north of Seminole where the precipitation has changed over to snow. We expect to see a change to light freezing rain, light sleet, and snow later this afternoon/early evening. Best chance of snow will be in the Davis Mountains.
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11 a.m. Update:

The latest look on the radar is showing some freezing rain in parts of southeast New Mexico and the western portions of Gaines county. Most of the Permian Basin and Trans Pecos areas are still seeing light rain. Later this afternoon look for this to switch over to freezing rain and snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect today and tonight for the Davis Mountains above 6000 ft.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect today and tonight for the Guadalupe Mountains, Van Horn and Highway 54 corridor, Marfa Plateau, Davis Mountains, and Chisos Mountains.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect Thursday for the Guadalupe Mountains, Van Horn and Highway 54 corridor, Marfa Plateau, Davis Mountains, and Chisos Mountains.
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Winter weather is beginning to make its way through west Texas.

Winter storm watches have been upgraded to winter storm warnings and more advisories have been added to the area by the National Weather Service.

The latest: A winter storm warning has been put into effect for the Davis Mountains. Winter weather advisories are in effect for locations west of the Pecos River.

Snow expected to start in metro Midand-Odessa late morning to early afternoon. Accumulations will be light and mainly on grassy surfaces, according to Chief Meteorologist Greg Morgan.

The CBS 7 Weather team expects snow to settle in in the evening to overnight hours near I-10 and south into the Davis Mountains. Thursday morning winter weather will be concentrated around the same area. Snow accumulations could be between 3in to 5in in the high terrain and 1in to 3in anywhere west of the Pecos River.