Snow and sleet fall in parts of Central Texas

These soft pellets are called graupel, a German term, and form when super-cooled water droplets collect and freeze on falling snowflakes. (Photo by Christy Soto)
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(KWTX) Snow and sleet were falling Friday in parts of Central Texas as winter returned to the region.

Light snow and light sleet were possible through the morning hours Friday and rain, snow and light sleet are possible in the afternoon.

Very light accumulations are possible, forecasters said.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Saturday that includes Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Mills, and Navarro counties in Central Texas.

Sleet accumulations of as much as a quarter inch are possible in some areas and elevated roads or bridges could be slippery.

Police in Mexia Friday afternoon were advising residents to use caution on or avoid the overpass on Milam Street because of slick conditions.

The Texas Department of Transportation was sending a crew to sand the overpass, police said.

Temperatures will rise only into the mid-30s Friday and will hold steady through the overnight hours.

On Saturday there’s a slight chance of light sleet in the morning, but no accumulations are expected.

As temperatures rise into the upper 30s, there’s a slight chance of showers during the day and a better chance overnight.

Rain chances continue through the first of next week.