Tuesday, February 8, 2011

heavy sleet and snow back in the forecast for Allen, Texas

By Yahoo! Local yahoo! Local – Tue Feb 8, 7:25 am ET

Jason Sickles, Yahoo! Dallas Editor
Raise your hand if you've heard this one before...

From the National Weather Service:
"The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet ... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Precipitation will begin as rain in northwest parts of North Texas early Wednesday morning ... continuing to overspread North Texas. As temperatures fall to below freezing Wednesday morning ... the precipitation will transition to a freezing rain and sleet mixture before changing to all snow by early afternoon.

Total sleet and snow accumulations are expected to range from one to three inches. In addition ... a few hundredths of an inch of freezing rain could coat roads and exposed objects before the precipitation transitions to sleet and snow by mid morning.

All wintry precipitation is expected to taper off during the afternoon. Snow flurries may persist into the evening hours in eastern counties. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow ... sleet ... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible."

And, yes, it'll be bitterly cold again. The weather service says wind chills will reach near zero in some parts of North Texas from Wednesday evening until sunrise on Thursday.

The good news? The Weather Channel's forecast has the area warming to 36 degrees on Thursday, 47 on Friday and sunny and 50s for the weekend.

article posted by mytowntour.com

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