Freezing rain and sleet possible on Tuesday morning

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The storm system that brought us the frigid temperatures last night has now moved off to our east.  However, another disturbance will move into the state tonight and provide Deep East Texas with a chance of freezing rain and sleet on Tuesday morning.

The threat for small amounts of ice has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory to be issued for Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, and Trinity counties from 3am Tuesday until Noon Tuesday.

With temperatures above freezing in the upper atmosphere, this will not be a snow event.  Instead, it will be a rain that freezes on contact with the ground since our temperatures at the surface will be well below freezing.

At this time, this appears to be a marginal type of winter weather event, with a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation expected.  Many areas will see less than a tenth of an inch, but that appears to be the benchmark for this fast moving system on Tuesday.

With these types of freezing rain and sleet amounts, bridges, overpasses, and elevated surfaces will be the areas most prone to icing on Tuesday morning.

Once our temperatures climb above freezing by lunchtime Tuesday, any ongoing precipitation will transition over to a cold rain.

Remember that you can get the latest winter weather alerts via our free KTRE weather app.  You can also view the radar, and get hourly forecasts as well.

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