Winter Weather Advisory for parts of North Texas starting Tuesday night

Northern and western parts of North Texas are under a winter weather advisory starting Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

Parker, Wise, Denton, Grayson and counties to their west could see freezing rain and some ice accumulations as rain continues to fall and temperatures drop Tuesday evening.

A warm rainy day turned into a chilly wet Tuesday night in Decatur. The sudden drop in temps — around 40 degrees in 24 hours — made it feel all the more miserable.

The Wise County Emergency Management Office isn’t overly concerned. There were no major flooding problems during the day, but officials are keeping a close eye on just how low the temps will fall.

Cody Powell with the Wise County EMO knows the storm will stick with him.

“Go go from 71 degrees this afternoon to now we're down into the 30s, that's a pretty big drop in a short period of time,” Powell said. “So yeah, I'll put that one up with one to remember.”

The powerful cold front that blew through late Tuesday is the same front that led to plummeting temps in Oklahoma, turning roads into skating rinks and closing schools early. That type of weather isn’t expected in North Texas, but drivers are gearing up just in case there's some icy roads.

The best advice right now is to play is safe.

“Stay alert, and be cautious,” Powell said.  “Know what you're taking off into before you take off in the morning.”

The National Weather Service said up to one-tenth of an inch of ice could glaze elevated roads and bridges in parts of those areas.

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