The end of 2017 will come to a very cold end as freezing precipitation and the chance for minor ice accumulations move into the area Saturday night and Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement stating that all of North and Central Texas may see “light freezing drizzle, the greatest risk of light ice accumulations will occur along and northwest of a Comanche to Cleburne to Dallas to Paris line.”
Beginning after midnight across northern areas, the threat for light freezing precipitation will advance southeastward and reach a Comanche to DFW to Sulphur Springs line by sunrise Sunday, and to a Killeen to Waco to Athens line Sunday afternoon.
Most of North and Central Texas will be below freezing by late Sunday afternoon. All wintry precipitation will end from north to south starting around midday Sunday across the north and by Sunday evening over the south.
ACCUMULATIONS: Light icing of a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch are possible.
IMPACTS: Light icing on elevated surfaces, such as bridges, overpasses and some surface streets may lead to hazardous travel especially north and west of the D/FW Metroplex.
COLD TEMPERATURES: Wind chills Sunday evening will drop into the teens across the entire area. By Monday morning single digit wind chills are likely.
Prepare for the possibility of some hazardous travel in parts of North and Central Texas late tonight through Sunday evening.
Normal travel should remain possible, however be prepared to practice safe winter driving techniques - especially when crossing bridges and overpasses.