Power flickered in some parts of Stephenville on Sunday, as ice dangled from electrical lines and residents holed up, attempting to wait out a storm that froze rooftops and everything else in sight and kept most people indoors.
Temperatures hovered between 28 degrees and 31.7 degrees all day, said Stuart Chilton, "weather watcher" for Channel 8 in Dallas.
"The moisture county only amounted to an additional .02 of an inch (during the day) on Sunday, boosting the total to .65 of an inch," Chilton said.
Chilton said power was off on North Harbin Driver for about 30 seconds on Sunday.
On Sunday night, freezing rain became a "wintry mix of precipitation," according to the National Weather Service. The low was expected to reach about 25 degrees, with winds north/northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
For the remainder of the week, according to the weather service, the forecast is:
Monday: A light wintry mix in the morning. Then clouds will linger in the afternoon. Cold. High near 30 degrees. Winds north at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Monday night: Overcast. Cold. Low 21 degrees. Winds north at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 38 degrees. Winds north at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday (24 hours): Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 20s. Wednesday (24 hours): Light wintry mix. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper 20s. Thursday (24 hours): Cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s. Friday (24 hours): Chance of showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s. Saturday (24 hours): Showers possible. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
DOUG MYERS is Managing Editor of the Empire-Tribune. He can be reached at email@example.com or (254) 965-3124, ext. 229.