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When will the DFW winter storm end? The temps will be crucial

Freezing temperatures along with freezing rain and sleet continue to cause hazardous travel.

DALLAS — Icy, not snowy, wintry weather is impacting North Texas and will continue to cause problems across the area.

En español: Clima en Dallas-Fort Worth ahora: Aviso de tormenta de hielo se extiende a Dallas el miércoles 

Here's what you need to know to be best prepared:

Fast facts:

  • Rounds of freezing rain and sleet will continue through Thursday morning
  • Roads will continue to be slick and hazardous
  • Keep checking back for updates as the forecast will continue to be adjusted!

Winter Storm Warning and Ice Storm Warning

Credit: WFAA

An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for D-FW and western North Texas through 9 a.m. Thursday . A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the rest of North Texas until 9 a.m. Thursday.


When will it end?

Simply, conditions look to finally improve Thursday afternoon, but it hard to know exact how much the roads will improve during the afternoon into evening while temps are above freezing.

Between now and then more freezing rain will fall and roads will continue to stay icy and hazardous.

The reason is temps will continue to stay below freezing likely until Thursday morning.

Credit: WFAA

Even once temps warm to or above freezing, it will still take a while to unthaw and melt all the ice and sleet across the area. Roads will continue to be slick and travel will continue to be tricky even after temps warm above freezing, but things should really start to improve Thursday afternoon.

Credit: WFAA

Good news: This weekend will look at feel like a winter storm didn't happen. Highs climb to the 50s and 60s with chilly morning and sunshine.

Credit: WFAA

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