Wednesday morning’s temperatures were a real shocker! Temperatures seemed more winter-like than those typical of the middle of spring.

According to LCRA’s Hydromet, temperatures Wednesday morning fell to or below freezing across the northern Hill Country, in the area between Abilene, Goldthwaite and San Angelo. The lowest recorded temperature was 28 degrees near Cross Plains, a spot northwest of Lake Brownwood. The magnitude of this cold was very unusual for this late into April. Abilene recorded a low temperature Wednesday morning of 32 degrees and established a new record for the latest spring freeze. It beat the old record of April 17, 1947.

Across the rest of the Hill Country, low temperatures were generally in the upper 30s to low 40s.  Across Central Texas, low temperatures were mostly in the low and mid-40s. It was chilly across the middle Texas coast, where low temperatures were in the mid and upper 40s.

In Austin, Austin-Bergstrom Airport recorded a low temperature of 42 degrees, breaking the record low temperature of 44 degrees set in 2013.  Austin-
Camp Mabry recorded a low temperature of 44 degrees.

One more night of unusually cool temperatures is forecast Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Lows will range from the mid-40s across the Hill Country to the low 50s near the coast.

Milder temperatures look to return Thursday and should remain in place late week and through the weekend.