Winter Weather Returns To Central Texas

(February 2, 2014) A winter weather advisory was in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday that includes Mills, Hamilton, Bosque and Hill Counties in Central Texas.

Light freezing rain is expected to develop across those counties Sunday morning and then to increase in intensity through the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Sleet and snow are also possible in the late afternoon.

Light icing on elevated roadways and bridges is possible.

Temperatures should remain well above freezing during the day Sunday in the Waco-Temple-Killeen area, where there’s a 50 percent chance of rain.

Temperatures will begin to fall in the afternoon, however, and will drop into the upper 20s overnight with wind chill readings as low as 15 possible.

On Monday, highs will be in the mid-40s and Monday night there’s a good chance of more rain with lows in the upper 30s.

The storm system, meanwhile, could produce snow, sleet and freezing rain on Sunday in areas of North Texas.

A winter storm warning was in effect Sunday for Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Young, Jack, Wise, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Parker Counties.

National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Harris said about an inch of sleet and snow was expected to accumulate as the system moved across the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Sunday afternoon.

By Monday, a high of 42 was expected.

A spokesman for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport said Sunday morning that about 280 departures were already canceled for Sunday, about 30 percent of the day's schedule.