The winter storm is now underway across Northeast and East Texas. Moderate to heavy snow is falling across all of Northeast Texas this morning with a sleet mixture now from just west of Longview through Tyler and Athens. That sleet will change over to snow in Tyler by 4 AM with the freezing line continuing to progress south. Activity is moving east and will deposit 1 to 4 inches of snow across Northeast Texas with sleet/snow accumulations also expected across parts of East Texas this morning. In areas where heavy sleet/snow falls road conditions will deteriorate and become slick. Most of the D/FW Metroplex has received 2 to 6 inches of snow accumulation this morning but the show is just about over. The back edge of the snow extends from McKinney through Dallas into Arlington and will exit the D/FW Metroplex just after 3 AM. Light snow or flurries may continue until 4 AM but we’ll quickly dry out. Roads are all covered in snow and slick in D/FW and points west/north. Roads will begin improving this afternoon as the March sun and warmer temperatures work on roads along with TxDOT and city crews. Sleet has been reported over the past hour in Killeen, Waco, and Temple but we have not received any reports of more than a trace of accumulation. Waco may briefly change over to snow but time is running out for precipitation. Austin remains above freezing for the most part and honestly I’m leaning towards calling it a bust for those folks. There are icy bridges north and west of Austin but the city itself is doing pretty well. San Antonio will not have any winter weather today although rain continues off and on. The Brazos Valley is just above freezing and it wouldn’t take much of a drop to make icy bridges a threat so that will be something to keep an eye on. The storm system across Texas as a whole is moving east but individual cells/heavier bands of precipitation are moving northeast. Thunderstorms continue across the Upper Texas Coast and Southeast Texas with temperatures above freezing. Some small hail and cloud to ground lightning is expected with the stronger storms this morning.

2015-03-05_2-46-03

2015-03-05_2-46-31

2015-03-05_2-47-02