Evening is upon us and temps are quickly dropping across north central Texas, in particular across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Bands of light to moderately heavy sleet have been developing across the northern metroplex as temps have now dropped below freezing.  With the winds gusting up around 30mph, some of this sleet is coming at us sideways.  We expect a short lull in precip across the area this evening, but as you can see on the radar image below, there’s another area of freezing precip developing off to the west/southwest that will be in the area within the hour.  If you’re still at work and can leave, it’s best to do so sooner rather than later.  Once the temps drop below 30 degrees, we’ll begin to see area bridges ice up…especially in areas under bands of sleet….and the general roadways will begin to see patchy freezing areas shortly thereafter…typically once the temps drop below about 29 degrees.  The heavier the sleet, the faster the temps on bridges and roadways will drop, so keep that in mind and slow down on your drive home!  As the freezing line continues to infiltrate the metroplex, we’ll see rain across Dallas and areas south transition over to a mix of sleet and freezing rain within the next hour or so.

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