OKLAHOMA CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A winter storm is moving across Texas and Oklahoma, bringing ice and the threat of heavy snow in some areas and making travel difficult.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for a large swath from Texas, across southwestern Oklahoma and through central Oklahoma, but it was canceled for the counties in North Texas just after 10:00 a.m.
Most of the area is only experiencing cold rain, that’s moving in from the south. “Temperatures are running higher compared to yesterday in most of North Texas, so the main form of precipitation will be rain,” said CBS 11 Meteorologist Jeff Jamison.
Only the areas northwest of North Texas – Young, Montague, Bowie and Wichita Falls – have the chance of seeing any snow and sleet accumulation.
“Snowfall amounts are forecast to be much lighter in our northwestern counties, maybe 1-2” near Bowie,” Jamison said.
Some parts of Denton and Tarrant county are under a Winter Weather Advisory that could result in a few icy spots on roadways, but with temperatures above freezing there will be no accumulation.
City crews in Denton are monitoring the road and checking for slick spots. With scattered showers on and off many drivers said they were taking precautions, but going about business as usual.
“I don’t think it’s going to snow, it’s not cold enough,” said Joel Sneed, who was out delivering food for Meals on Wheels. “The temperature is not that low so where it would freeze the water. So, basically it’s just rain and the cold.
Driver Emmanuel Guillen said, “It’s pretty good right now. This morning is much better than yesterday. You can drive safely.”
The cold rain is expected to taper off in the afternoon.
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