The ice is causing issues in #Texas. The freezing rain and #ice has been the cause of several accidents and drivers are being reminded to slow down, or stay at home if possible. #TXwx pic.twitter.com/jw3u9VcThD
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) February 21, 2018
Cold air sinking behind a cold front is creating icy travel conditions as moisture is lifted up and over the front as humidity continues to stream into the Central and Southern Plains. Ice Storm Warnings are in effect west of Dallas from near the Red River to Abilene where up to a .50″ of ice may accumulate. Winter Weather Advisories are widespread from Illinois to Texas for a .10″ to .25″ of icy accumulations.
A low pressure center pushing along the front will provide the energy to produce the precipitation. Freezing rain will fall in the cold air behind the low. The system will move from the Mississippi Valley today into the Ohio Valley for Thursday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels