WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Sleet and freezing rain. Additional sleet accumulations of up to one quarter of an inch and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, northwest, southern, southwest and western Oklahoma and northern Texas. * WHEN...Until noon CST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. NWS DISCUSSION:
Precipitation will expand back to the north during the morning on Tuesday with a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow from south to north. Heavier precip amounts still appear to be across southern Oklahoma southward into Texas with some potential of 0.25 to as much as a half inch of ice accumulation near the Red river, thus the Winter Storm Watch. However, with the potential for more sleet than perhaps previously thought. limiting the ice accumulations, am reluctant to upgrade to a warming at this time. Many of the highres models/cams show this as more of a transitory area of precip as well, mainly impacting the area from around sunrise through early afternoon before moving east of the area. Then much of the area is dry as we go into Tue night. Will however at this point maintain precip chances across the south Tue night, but will need to continue to watch trends to see if this southern shift continues. Upper trough approaches from the southwest Wednesday and some lower level waa may allow temps to rise above freezing across much of the area by Wed afternoon, allowing a transition to just a cold rain by this time. As we cool some Wed night, may see some freezing rain again for a short time early Thursday morning along and north of I- 40 with rain farther south before all the precip ends by late in the day. Still on track for a period of dry and warmer weather as go into the weekend.