Freezing temperatures, rain and, potentially, sleet are expected to occur in Grayson County Sunday and Monday.

Freezing temperatures, rain and, potentially, sleet are expected to occur in Grayson County Sunday and Monday.


The National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued a winter weather warning for a large area of Texas that includes Grayson county. Initial reports of the warning say it will last from 6 a.m. on Sunday until noon on Monday.


Meteorologists are expecting a mixture of sleet and rain to begin on Sunday and last through the morning on Monday. Some icy patches are expected on roadways, bridges and overpasses, with the worst being expected on Monday morning.


The area expected to be most affected by the sleet and rain is just south of Interstate 20 near Waco, said NWS Meteorologist Joe Harris. Precipitation in Grayson County will probably not exceed more than one-half inch.


The winter weather will peak in Grayson County between daybreak and noon on Sunday, and again at daybreak on Monday, Harris said.


The National Weather Service advises that people should insulate exterior pipes with newspaper, cloth or plastic and let faucets drip to prevent the pipes from freezing. Pets and potted plants should be brought in during the winter weather as well.


It is also advised that drivers remain cautious on roadways over the weekend, especially in areas that may have accumulated ice, like overpasses and bridges, and allow extra time for commutes.


Drivers should dress warmly in case they experience car trouble and must exit their car, said Grayson County Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Somers. Somers advises that residents not drive Sunday night or Monday morning if it is not necessary.


Driving conditions should be safer by Tuesday when it is expected to be warmer, Somers said.


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