Valley braces for the possibility of sleet & snow

The Rio Grande Valley is bracing for a big overnight freeze with the possibility of sleet and snow in the forecast.

A cold front is making rolled into the Valley yesterday but is now making itself comfortable over the region.

Overnight temperatures are expected to be at or below freezing for at least four to eight hours overnight.

The lowest temperatures are expected to be recorded between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Precipitation and moisture could leave a half inch to one inch of snow or sleet on bridges and overpasses across the Valley.

The ground temperature is too warm for snow or sleet to accumulate at other locations.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is preparing crews to sand roadways.

AEP officials are reminding residents not to overload the power grid.

Schools across the Valley are evaluating the weather situation but some have already announced delays on Wednesday.