DFW: Winter Storm Warning in effect Sunday PM through Monday

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 6:00 p.m. Monday for the following counties:

Grayson, Collin, Tarrant, Dallas, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Comanche, Parker, Jack, Denton, Montague, Palo Pinto, Cooke, and Wise.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for sleet and freezing rain. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing...Sunday night through Monday.

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

* Accumulations...sleet accumulations around a 1/2 inch with locally higher amounts to 1 inch through Monday. Up to 1/10 of an inch of ice accumulation from freezing rain will be possible.

* Temperatures...falling to below freezing late Sunday evening and into the upper 20's Sunday night. Highs 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 during this time.

* Other impacts...temperatures are not expected to warm up above freezing on Monday. Any accumulated sleet or ice will likely remain on area roads well after precipitation ends.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

Accumulation of sleet and ice on roadways, bridges and overpasses will make travel treacherous. Exercise extreme caution if travel is necessary.

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