Winter Weather Advisory

LIBERTY, March 3, 2014 - ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR MAINLY THE WEST CENTRAL PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND A WINTER ADVISORY SURROUNDING THIS AREA AFTER 11 PM...

.A AIRMASS OVER THE AREA WILL SET THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OVER THE REGION BEGINNING AROUND 11 PM NEAR EDNA AND EXPANDING NORTH AND NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT. AFTER A COLD EVENING WITH TEMPERATURES AT BELOW FREEZING AN AREA OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD OVER THE AREA...AND SHOULD LEAD TO LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN AND AND SLEET. ROADS MAY BECOME ICY AND ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ICING. AREAS GENERALLY WEST OF A COLUMBUS TO HEMPSTEAD TO CONROE TO COLLEGE STATION ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN AND IN THIS REGION ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF MORE THAN 0.10 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING TUESDAY MORNING BETWEEN 9 AND NOON WITH AREAS TO THE NORTH BEING THE LAST TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM CST TUESDAY...

* EVENT...A COLD AIRMASS OVER THE AREA AND AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL SET THE STAGE FOR A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN BEGINNING AROUND 11 PM NEAR BAY CITY AND EXPANDING NORTH AND NORTHEAST THROUGH THE ADVISORY AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 59 CORRIDOR BUT ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LESS THAN 0.10 OF AN INCH...OF COURSE ANY ACCUMULATIONS CAN MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS ON ROADS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN FOR DELAYS IN THE MORNING COMMUTE AND BE PREPARED TO DELAY TRAVEL OR USE SURFACE STREETS AND BE CERTAIN TO SLOW DOWN. TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 AM OVER MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE ADVISORY AREA. IF THE AIR ENDS UP COLDER THAN EXPECTED TONIGHT THE ADVISORY AREA MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED TO A WARNING SO PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS CLOSELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES IN THE WARNING AREA MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ACCUMULATION OF ICE ON ROADWAYS...BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

 

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