North and Central Texas
Freezing rain and some sleet
is likely today. Impacts on the afternoon and evening commute will be possible, as bridges and overpasses may become slick. Make sure to keep updated with the forecast for your area!
Significant travel impacts are possible Tuesday and Wednesday across parts of North and Central Texas. Freezing rain and sleet will become widespread Monday night and Tuesday, creating slick bridges, overpasses, and some surface roads. Due to icing, there is a low threat of damage to power lines and trees. Avoid travel if you can. If you must get out on the roads, slow down and give yourself ample travel time.
Due to the expected wintry precipitation, Monday’s Lamar County SKYWARN class is now a virtual format. To sign up, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4883942018944425311 Class starts at 6:00 pm, is free, and is open to anyone who would like to attend. If you can’t make this class, feel free to join any other classes we will offer this SKYWARN season. You can find the full schedule and additional details by visiting weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap!
Winter Storm Warning from Noon Monday to 6:00 am Wednesday
WHAT – Mixed precipitation, primarily in freezing rain and sleet, is expected. Total ice or sleet accumulations between one-tenth and half an inch are possible.
WHERE – All of North Texas and western Central Texas.
WHEN – From noon Monday to 6:00 Wednesday morning.
IMPACTS – Significant impacts to travel may begin as early as Monday afternoon and continue through at least Tuesday night. Elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will likely be the first to become icy, slick, and hazardous as temperatures hover around or below freezing.
If you must travel, slow down and use extreme caution, particularly when approaching bridges and overpasses. Keep an extra flashlight,
food, and water in your vehicle in an emergency. You can find the latest road conditions for Texas at drivetexas.org.
Today and Tonight
Freezing rain and some sleet will impact much of the region today. Road conditions will worsen tonight with additional wintry precipitation.
Tuesday through Sunday
Expect additional rounds of freezing rain and sleet Tuesday and Wednesday. Ice accumulation will result in significant impacts to
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
The NWS does not expect spotter activation at this time.
South Central and Southwest Arkansas, North Central and Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, and East and Northeast Texas
Look for possible significant ice accumulation across portions of Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and lesser amounts across extreme East Texas and Southwest Arkansas through Tuesday Night.
Patchy freezing drizzle this morning will become more in the way of light rain and showers later this afternoon. Some of this will be light freezing rain across far Northeast Texas into portions of Southeast Oklahoma.
Temperatures across the Four State Region will hold steady or slowly fall as we go through the day, with increasing rain chances.
Winter Storm Warning in effect until 6:00 Wednesday morning
WHAT – While freezing drizzle will only result in small ice accumulations this morning, more significant icing will be possible later today, especially overnight through Tuesday Night. Additional ice accumulations between one-quarter and one-half inch will be possible.
WHERE – Portions of southeast Oklahoma and northeast Texas.
WHEN – Until 6:00 Wednesday morning.
IMPACTS – Bridges and overpasses could become slick resulting in travel impacts this morning. Significant effects on travel may begin as early as later today, especially this evening into the overnight hours. In addition, power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Prepare for possible power outages. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.