Winter Storm Warnings are in effect across parts of Texas today as harsh winter weather descends on the Dallas-Fort Worth area. According to National Weather Service, there will be “significant travel impacts” for much of this week with hazardous travel conditions starting today (Monday, January 30).
Texas Department of Transportation crews have been treating DFW roadways with brine over the weekend but National Weather Service is still advising against travelling anywhere over the next couple of days having already received “numerous reports of accidents on bridges, overpasses, and untreated roadways” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Conditions will only exacerbate as “freezing rain” and “prolonged, significant icing” hits the region in the next 72 hours.
Expected to reach their worst tonight and last through Wednesday morning, weather conditions will then improve slightly going into the weekend.
While we’re in for lows in the 20s tonight and tomorrow night, relatively sunny weather will return Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with highs in the 60s.
The City of Dallas’ Office of Homeless Solutions has activated its Temporary Inclement Weather Shelters for those battling the hostile weather on the streets over the next few days.
Stay safe out there, and as ever check out all the latest weather updates and advisories on the NWS Fort Worth/Dallas website, especially before travelling this week.
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