Forecasters are predicting freezing temperatures and light precipitation, which could lead to trace amounts of ice on elevated surfaces in south Central Texas, beginning Jan. 14.

The city of New Braunfels is taking several steps to ensure resident safety as forecasters are expecting a hard freeze Jan. 15-16 followed by single-digit temperatures and wind, according to a news release.

What you need to know

Those who are in need of temporary relief from the cold can go to the Gruene United Methodist Church Outreach Building, located at 2629 East Common St. The warming center will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 15-16.

The warming center is not a shelter, however. Residents in need of overnight accommodations are encouraged to contact the New Braunfels Salvation Army, according to the advisory.

Das Rec, the city's public gym, will continue normal hours of operation Jan. 15; however, The Landa Park Golf Course will be closed Jan. 14-16. The golf course will resume normal hours of operation Jan. 17.

City park facilities, such as restrooms and water fountains, have been winterized and will be closed Jan. 13-15 or until freezing temperatures dissipate. Additionally, Public Works crews have been organized to lay down gravel and deicing agents on local roads and bridges if needed, according to the news release. The Texas Department of Transportation is also making similar preparations on I-35 and other major highways.

One more thing

As of right now, there are no changes to city-related meetings or events. Residents are encouraged to visit the city's website to stay up to date on road closures and any other city-related meetings or events.