Watch for potential slick spots on North Texas roads overnight

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for part North Texas, including all of Dallas-Fort Worth until Noon on Sunday. 

Denton, Collin and other counties north to the Red River have been removed from the advisory. 

Slick spots could develop on roadways overnight into Sunday morning and motorists should stay alert particularly on elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses.
 
A few side roads could also become icy in spots that see the small pockets of heavier precipitation. The timeframe of concern is midnight to noon Sunday. 

 

Overnight

After midnight, a passing disturbance will approach North Texas from the southwest. This could cause some showers to form first across southwestern North Texas (Comanche, Stephenville and Granbury). With temps below freezing, sleet or freezing rain would be the main precipitation type. This is why this area of North Texas is under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Sunday. A light glaze of ice or light ice amounts are possible in this area by Sunday morning.

Sunday Morning

Passing sleet or freezing rain showers (if they are out there) will spread north and east across the rest of North Texas, including DFW. These showers could create some slick spots on bridges and overpasses, but widespread travel problems are not likely. The most likely area to have travel problems is the area under the Winter Weather Advisory. Regardless of any precipitation, it will be cold to start Sunday. Temps will be below freezing for everyone with most places in the 20s.

Sunday Afternoon

Temps will warm above freezing by midday into the afternoon, but we will stay cold all day. Highs will only be in the 30s and 40s. Any lingering showers will be mainly showers because of temps warming above freezing. There could be some spotty sleet, but not enough to cause problems. Any showers will move east into East Texas by the mid-afternoon into evening.

The forecast is a complicated one for the remainder of the weekend, so don't just tune out the forecast after reading this! Winter Weather Advisory could be expanded or trimmed depending on the cold air and this upcoming disturbance. We'll keep you informed!

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