Sleet fell on Somervell County Sunday morning. While the wintery precipitation was light, low temperatures throughout the day are expected to present hazards in some areas.
The Sunday forecast calls for a high temperature of 31 degrees, just below freezing. The nighttime low is expected to be a bone-chilling 16 degrees.
Just before noon Sunday, National Weather Service (NWS) said a winter storm warning would remain in effect through the evening hours along and northeast of a line from Sherman to Cleburne and Kemp, including the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Meanwhile, NWS also said a winter weather advisory would remain in effect across a line from Goldthwaite to Hillsboro and Athens.
Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, the local temperature was well below freezing, at 22 degrees as precipitation continued to fall on the county. Automobiles and railings along staircases showed some ice accumulation, while roadways - still warm from 80-degree temperatures that started mid-week last week and continued into the weekend - were remained clear along heavily traveled highways.
The hazardous weather outlook includes a wintery mix of freezing rain and sleet across the regions with thunderstorms possible. NWS said ice accumulation will mainly be seen on bridges and overpasses.
The precipitation is expected to subside shortly after sunset, with a slight chance of freezing rain is expected in some areas Monday and Tuesday.
But the local area can expect to see temperatures in the lower 50s Wednesday and lower 60s by Thursday.