A solid core of cold air with well-below normal temperatures continues to interact with increasing moisture for an extensive stretch of ice with some sleet. This regime will continue through Wednesday with the potential for additional and significant ice accretion, especially in portions of Texas. Meanwhile, heavy to excessive rain is also coming into frame for Wednesday near the Arklatex. Impacted Lanes: I-35, I-10, I-75, I-45, I-20, I-69, I-90, I-44, I-30, I-530
Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 AM CST Thursday morning
- Freezing rain is expected today and tonight across the area. Sleet could be mixed with the freezing rain in northern and central parts of the area today, mainly this morning. The precipitation could be moderate to heavy at times. Total ice accumulations of a quarter to one half of an inch are possible, with localized higher amounts.
- Impacts: Very hazardous conditions for motorists and pedestrians with the accumulation of ice on roads, sidewalks, bridges and overpasses. A few power outages and damage to trees is also possible, due to the ice accumulations.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 AM CST Thursday morning
- Significant icing expected. Additional ice accumulations of a quarter to three quarters of an inch will be possible over the warning area.
- Impacts: Numerous power outages and tree damage will become more likely due to increasing ice. Very hazardous travel conditions with any non-emergency travel being discouraged.
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Thursday afternoon
- Wintry mix expected. Light snow accumulations along with freezing rain and sleet.
- Impacts: Plan on slippery road conditions. Bridges will freeze before roadways.
Flood Advisory remains in effect until 5 AM CST Thursday morning
- Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues.
- Impacts: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Low- water crossings may be flooded.
Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect until 11 AM EST this morning
- Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.
- Impacts: Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.
High Wind Warning remains in effect until 2 PM MST this afternoon
- Sustained west winds 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH. Significant blowing and drifting snow is likely.
- Impacts: Mainly to transportation. Strong cross winds will be hazardous to light weight and high profile vehicles, including campers and tractor trailers. Expect dangerous travel conditions due to icy roadways and blowing snow.
Wind Advisory remains in effect until 12 PM PST this afternoon
- North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Isolated gusts to 55 mph.
- Impacts: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles
Additional Ice Storm Warnings include but are not limited to: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee
Additional Winter Storm Warnings include but are not limited to: Oklahoma and Arkansas
Additional Winter Weather Advisories include but are not limited to: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Montana and New York
Additional Flood Advisories include but are not limited to: Louisiana and Mississippi
Additional Dense Fog Advisories include but are not limited to: South Carolina and Georgia
Additional High Wind Warnings include but are not limited to: Oregon