While the past week's wintery weather gave way to sunshine over the weekend, some parts of the county still show signs of Old Man Winter's white whisper. And according to the National Weather Service (NWS), more ice and snow is anticipated in the next 24 hours.
The winter weather advisory will begin at 9 a.m. today and is expected to remain in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday.
A special weather statement, which was issued by the NWS in Fort Worth early Monday morning said winter weather will return to parts of North Central Texas today and continue through the night. The NWS also warns a cold airmass will remain for much of the week.
Today's storm system is expected to move across the Lone Star State and bring widespread precipitation to the area. Temperatures will be low enough to usher in snow and allow it to accumulate in parts of North Texas.
Travelers can expect delays and difficulties as they make their way across the region as early as late morning or early this afternoon. NWS said travelers across North and Central Texas should be prepared for dangerous driving conditions.
According to NWS, the best chance for accumulating snow will be in the areas along and north of a line from Lampasas to Waco and Canton. South of the line, precipitation will fall as rain with a possible mix of snow and rain. Accumulating snow in the more northern areas is expected to average about an inch with isolated snowfall of up to three inches west of Interstate 35.
A statement issued Monday afternoon said the advisory area was northwest of a line from Killeen, Hillsboro and Sulphur Springs.
Chances of snow are expected to end from west to east tonight or Wednesday morning. And temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in all areas of North Texas late Wednesday morning. But travelers are advised caution as bridges, overpasses and shaded areas will likely remain frozen for some time.
The 34 counties affected by the regional weather alert include Erath, Eastland, Bosque, Comanche, Palo Pinto, Parker, Hood, Hamilton and Somervell. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is also included in the weather advisory.
According to the Weather Underground, www.wunderground.com, today's high temperature is expected to be 34 degrees, with a low of 29. Wednesday will welcome a high of 47 and with lows in the upper 30s.