North and Central Texas
Travel should be avoided, if possible, through Thursday morning due to slick, ice-packed roadways. However, if you have to be out on the roads, slow down, watch for ice/black ice, and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
Expect dangerous travel this morning, but temperatures will steadily warm above freezing today. The time listed is when widespread road impacts become less likely. Localized slick spots will remain possible all day across the region but are more likely across Western North Texas, where temperatures stay below freezing longer. Temperatures will drop below freezing again tonight and create localized areas of black ice!
Travel conditions will continue to be hazardous this morning across much of North and Central Texas. Temperatures will gradually start to rise above freezing, with road conditions starting to improve this afternoon. However, any slushy and wet surfaces will likely refreeze tonight into Friday morning, leading to slick and icy road spots during the Friday morning commute.
Today and Tonight
Periods of light to moderate freezing rain will continue this morning. As a result, dangerous travel is expected this morning with wet, slushy, and ice-covered roads. Travel is discouraged until conditions improve later today!
Accumulating ice may result in power outages, slippery surfaces as well as downed trees and power lines.
Isolated slick spots and black ice are possible again tonight as wet roads refreeze. These will impact the Friday morning commute.
Friday through Wednesday
Expect widespread melting Friday, though some ice and slick spots will remain possible until the afternoon.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains for light freezing rain through 9:00 this morning. Expect only very light ice accumulation, if any.
South Central and Southwest Arkansas, North Central and Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, and East and Northeast Texas
Expect widespread rain showers to continue before ending late tonight across the Four State Region.
High temperatures will struggle to climb into the upper 30s to nearly 40 degrees.
A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
Today and tonight
Areas of rain will increase ahead of a slow-moving upper-level storm system shifting east into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches are expected, with isolated higher amounts. It could result in the flooding of low-lying, poor drainage areas and further rises on area waterways.
Friday through Wednesday
Dry conditions will move into the region through the first of next week. However, rain chances will return on Tuesday and Wednesday as another trough and cold front move into the area.