The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous weather for the Pflugerville and Hutto area beginning Sunday, Jan. 14.

The area will experience the “coldest air of the winter season thus far,” according to NWS.

The region will see temperatures in the 20s and 30s for between 48-60 hours, with wind chills dipping temperatures closer to single digits overnight and in the early morning hours. There is a light chance of freezing precipitation Sunday evening, Jan. 14, in the eastern part of the region, according to NWS reports.

What residents need to know

As residents begin to prepare for the frigid temperatures, both the cities of Hutto and Pflugerville ask members of the community to remember a few tips:
  • People: Keep warm, dress in layers and check on elderly family or neighbors.
  • Pets: Bring animals inside to keep furry friends healthy and safe.
  • Pipes: Drip faucets and cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks.
  • Plants: Bring small, potted plants inside, and cover larger plants to keep them warm during the freezing conditions.
Central Texas residents can sign up for local emergency alerts with Warn Central Texas to receive alerts by text, phone or email.

Those located in the Pflugerville area can also register for PfAlerts by texting 38276 to receive local weather and roadway updates.

The city of Hutto recommends residents register for the STEAR program, which provides information regarding community needs and alerts from local emergency planners and responders.

City officials also recommend preparing vehicles for winter conditions by stocking them with blankets, flashlights, nonperishable food and water. Locals can monitor road conditions at or 1-800-452-9292.

Report power outages to Oncor’s storm center website or by calling 888-313-4747. Oncor users may also register for alerts by texting REG to 66267.

“Safety is our top priority,” Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales said in a news release. “As freezing weather approaches, we want to ensure our residents that we are prepared and encourage them to prepare as well.”

The city of Pflugerville has prepared crews, sanders, salt spreaders, vehicles and other necessary equipment in the event of inclement weather.

The city of Hutto has posted additional tips for energy conservation during the anticipated winter conditions.

One more thing

Residents are encouraged to stock up on emergency supplies, including:
  • First aid kit
  • Radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra supplies for babies and elderly, including a week’s worth of prescription medications
  • Nonperishable canned food
  • Water
  • Candles