Our second round of winter weather is now impacting north central Texas and the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and surrounding communities. Thundersleet has been reported recently in Balch Spring, Ft. Worth, Eagle Mountain Lake and White Rock lake area so far this morning, with more on the way! Wherever thundersleet sets up, expect a brief heavy increase of sleet with additional accumulations. Roads are going downhill quickly with numerous accidents already reported since the sleet began moving in at around 5am. Temps have dropped into the 20s across most of north central Texas, with 30s just south of the metroplex between Waco, Hillsboro and Corsicana. Still expecting between 1/2 and 2 inches of sleet by the end of this event.
Wind chills are brutal…in the single digits for the counties up along the Red River, in the low to mid teens in and around the I-20/30 corridor and in the 20’s further south and southeast. Definitley a day to stay inside if you don’t have to travel anywhere. This current round of moderate to heavy sleet is expected to last until late morning before it moves east/northeast and out of the area. After this heavier band moves out, we can expect pockets of continued light sleet and drizzle through the afternoon hours. Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of north central Texas until 6pm. Here’s a look at the current statewide radar, and some zoomed in areas so you can check out the current conditions in greater details. Be sure to check local media and/or www.drivetexas.org for the latest on road conditions if you have to travel this morning! Stay safe and stay warm!