The weather map across Texas is a complicated one this afternoon. Warm air advection with a slow, but definite rise in temperatures. The freezing line has now moved north into the D/FW Metroplex. It will continue to move north over the next few hours and should bring temperatures above freezing in D/FW after 7 PM. Freezing drizzle in the D/FW Metroplex will switchover to a light rain/drizzle as temperatures rise above freezing. We’re already noticing an improvement in road conditions.
While we’ve noticed improvement in travel conditions this afternoon we’ll likely see some deterioration tonight across the Big Country, West-Central Texas, and Permian Basin. We’re not expecting widespread or significant precipitation tonight. However, patches of freezing drizzle will be possible in areas with surface temperatures below freezing. Tonight’s hazard will be black ice from freezing drizzle. For that reason a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect tonight. The Winter Weather Advisory for the D/FW Metroplex expires just after dinnertime as temperatures should be rising above freezing.