North and Central Texas
An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for areas along and west of the I- 35 corridor. It is for a half inch of ice accumulation through early Thursday, resulting in tree breakage and localized power outages in addition to hazardous or impossible travel conditions. A Winter Storm Warning continues elsewhere in North and Central Texas for persisting freezing rain and sleet, leading to dangerous travel. Prepare for power outages by bundling up, ensuring you have flashlights, batteries, and an indoor safe heat source if possible!
Travel conditions will continue to be hazardous into Wednesday night and Thursday, with more sleet and freezing rain expected. Temperatures will slowly climb above freezing in Central Texas Wednesday night and Thursday morning across most of North Texas, allowing for ice melting. However, slushy roads will persist well after temperatures get above freezing.
Freezing rain with additional ice amounts from a tenth and up to half an inch will increase the risk of power outages. It is especially true along and west of the I-35 corridor.
Widespread freezing rain will continue this evening. Accumulating ice may result in power outages and downed trees and power lines. Do not travel unless there is an emergency. Roads will only worsen with additional freezing rain.
Thursday through Tuesday
Any remaining ice will impact the Thursday morning commute on area roadways. Snow is possible Thursday afternoon and evening across
North Texas. Conditions will improve Friday.
South Central and Southwest Arkansas, North Central and Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, and East and Northeast Texas
Significant ice accumulation remains possible across Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and Southwest Arkansas, and lesser amounts across portions of extreme Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas through Thursday morning.
Additional ice accumulations of nearly one-quarter inch will be possible near a Tyler, Clarksville, Idabel, Nashville, Hope, and El Dorado line. Otherwise, expect lighter amounts across Northeast Texas and adjacent sections of Southwest Arkansas and Northern Louisiana.
Overnight low temperatures will average near freezing across much of the region tonight.
The potential for light freezing rain will remain, with ice accumulations between one-quarter and one-half inch possible. As a result, bridges and overpasses could become slick resulting in travel impacts. Also, power outages and tree damage are likely due to ice accumulation.
Thursday through Tuesday
Light freezing rain will remain possible on Thursday morning, with additional ice accumulations, possibly resulting in travel impacts, especially on bridges and overpasses. By late Thursday morning, areas of rain will increase ahead of a slow-moving upper-level storm system shifting east from Northern Mexico and the Desert Southwest into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Widespread rainfall amounts of one to three inches are expected, with isolated higher rain, which could result in the potential for flooding low lying, poor drainage areas, as well as additional rises in area waterways.