* NO TRAVEL SHOULD BE CONDUCTED IN COOKE, GRAYSON, DENTON, WISE, DENTON, COLLIN, TARRANT, DALLAS, JOHNSON, ELLIS COUNTIES TONIGHT AS MANY HIGHWAYS ARE EITHER BECOMING IMPASSABLE DUE TO ICE AND/OR STRANDED VEHICLES. THIS INCLUDES I-35, I-35W, I-35E, I-20, I-30, I-45, US-287, US-377, US-114, US-380, US-180 *
* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for parts of the South Plains, East Texas, South Texas, and the Brazos Valley. This includes Tulia, Plainview, Lubbock, Brownfield, Texarkana, Longview, Tyler, Jacksonville, Nacogdoches, Bryan/College Station, Brenham, Sealy, Hallettsville, Victoria, Goliad, and Beeville. A Winter Weather Advisory means light accumulations of ice could cause slick spots on bridges and overpasses. Freezing fog and freezing drizzle could cause areas of black ice. Overall, accumulations will remain very light but will cause havoc on bridges/elevated surfaces.
* FREEZING FOG ADVISORY for parts of North and Central Texas. Gainesville, Sherman, Paris, Sulphur Springs, Greenville, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Canton, Athens, Corsicana, Palestine, Hillsboro, Fairfield, Waco, Temple, Killeen (Fort Hood) are a few cities included. With temperatures below freezing fog is going to cause additional light icing. While additional impacts in areas of significant ice accumulation will be minimal, it will likely put down a glazing of ice on already treated roadways. For areas that don’t have ice already, this will likely cause slick spots and black ice on roadways and bridges.
Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for the South Plains out in West Texas and more of South Texas and the Brazos Valley. These advisories have been issued because of fog and mist. While this doesn’t sound like anything to write home about it actually can cause plenty of problems with temperatures well below freezing. Super-cooled water droplets will instantly freeze on many surfaces causing a glaze of ice. This will impact roads that have already been treated/plowed and make them hazardous. In areas that did not receive ice on Friday there will be the possibility of icy bridges.