Winter Storm Warning in effect through Monday evening

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect through 6 p.m. Monday in most of North Texas.

Temperatures NW of DFW are near freezing and slowing dropping below 32 degrees as rain changes over to sleet. But the worst of the ice and sleet is expected to be north and northwest of the Metroplex.

1"-2" of sleet is possible into Monday morning. There should be some icy roads so expect the road conditions to be more difficult than usual.

Here is more information from the National Weather Service on this Winter Storm Warning:

* Timing...now through Monday.

* Precipitation type...mainly sleet with some freezing rain.

* Accumulations...sleet accumulations between 1/2 and 1 inch with locally heavier amounts. Up to 1/10 of an inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain will be possible.

* Temperatures...falling to below freezing Sunday evening and into the upper 20's by early Monday morning. Temperatures on Monday will remain in the 20's.

* Main impact...sleet accumulations will make travel hazardous across the warning area. Bridges are likely to accumulate ice and sleet first with main roads also accumulating sleet and possibly some time during this time.

* Other impacts...temperatures are expected to remain below freezing Monday night through Tuesday morning. Any ice on area roadways will likely remain in place through Tuesday afternoon when melting may begin to occur. Any residual water from today's rainfall will freeze tonight.

Updates on air will be during FOX4 News at 9 and GoodDay will go on early at 4 a.m. with all the latest information from overnight.

CLOSINGS/DELAYS

Dallas ISD and Denton ISD became the first major districts to shutdown Monday when they announced their closures Sunday evening. Other districts quickly followed -- like Fort Worth ISD, Arlington ISD, Plano ISD -- with most schools in North Texas closed on Monday. Some districts did say they would wait until Monday morning to decide.

Get the latest information on school, business and government closings and delays from FOX4's official closings list: http://bit.ly/1BCId78

TRANSPORTATION

Beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, DART Rail will operate within the approximate boundaries of the LBJ loop using a combination of rail and shuttle bus when limited rail service is permitted. Customers using stations outside of those limits will ride shuttle buses to those stations. The same plan will be used Monday when service resumes in the early morning.

Trains will operate between these stations:

* Red Line: LBJ/Central - 8th & Corinth

* Blue Line: LBJ/Skillman - 8th & Corinth

* Green Line: Farmers Branch - Lawnview

* Orange Line: Irving Convention Center - LBJ/Central

Passengers should look for the red "Rail Disruption" bus stop sign located near each station to board a shuttle bus.

On Monday, DART bus routes will operate on normal Saturday schedules with limited service added on express routes 206, 208, 210, 221, 234, 278, 282, 283, and local routes 63, 362 and 509.

TxDOT crews pre-treated the roads during the week with a brine solution and were actively monitoring roads throughout North Texas.

AIRPORTS

As of Sunday evening, airlines serving DFW have canceled about 160 flights scheduled for Sunday, primarily evening arrivals. Airlines have also proactively canceled about half of the flights scheduled into and out of DFW for Monday, Feb. 23 in anticipation of the predicted ice and sleet.

DFW Airport advises all customers with flights or anyone driving to DFW to meet flights to stay updated with the latest flight information. Customers can check the Flight Information page at www.dfwairport.com/flights.

Dallas Love Field reported minimal cancellations and delays for Sunday flights.

CITY PREPS

Dallas' City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) opened at 4 p.m. Sunday to monitor the weather situation and was slated to have a full activation at 4 a.m. Monday.

Dallas road crews began checking conditions at 6 p.m. Sunday and continued to work into the night.

The City of Fort Worth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was slated to start operations at 7 p.m. Sunday.
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