Winter weather advisories in effect until early morning for majority of East Texas

Winter weather advisories in effect until early morning for majority of East Texas
Source: KLTV Staff

EAST TEXAS, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory now in effect for the majority of East Texas until 9 AM on Saturday. The westernmost counties until 3 AM. Sleet/Snow may cause some problems on bridges and overpasses this evening and tonight. Please use extreme caution! Up to 1/4″-1/2″ of sleet/snow mix may occur. Please drive safe in these conditions! Slow Down!

PREVIOUS: A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Saturday morning for Kaufman, Van Zandt, Henderson and Anderson counties. Some sleet mixed with snow will be possible this afternoon through early Saturday morning.

Up to .25″ or a quarter of an inch of sleet MAY pile up on elevated surfaces along with bridges and overpasses make travel conditions a bit hazardous. Please use extra caution if and when you are driving in East Texas through tomorrow morning.

Sleet at Rusk Co. airport (Source: Carolyn Layne)
Sleet at Rusk Co. airport (Source: Carolyn Layne)

There will also be chances for sleet/snow over a good portion of East Texas through this evening and early tonight.

In areas outside of the Winter Weather Advisory, there have been numerous reports of sleet and a few flurries, and if this continues, there may be a few slick spots on bridges outside of the Winter Weather Advisory. A few heavier periods of sleet could allow for this to happen.

At this time, the ground is too warm for any significant accumulations. The chances for this wintry precipitation diminishes during the overnight hours.

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