URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 408 AM CST TUE JAN 28 2014 …

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR… .

AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WAS MOVING INTO SOUTHEAST TEXAS EARLY THIS MORNING…AND WILL PUSH FREEZING TEMPERATURES LATER THIS MORNING INTO AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ANAHUAC TO HOUSTON TO COLUMBUS.

AN UPPER AIR DISTURBANCE MOVING OVERHEAD WILL GENERATE A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION THIS MORNING…

WITH THE BEST CHANCES OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET OCCURRING MAINLY NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR. SNOW MAY MIX WITH THE PRECIPITATION MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM MADISONVILLE TO GROVETON.

THE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM TO ABOVE FREEZING THIS AFTERNOON AND THE WINTRY MIX WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL RAIN AROUND OR SHORTLY AFTER MIDDAY. …

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY… …

WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* TIMING…WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN…SLEET…AND SNOW WILL END BY MIDDAY.

* AMOUNTS…FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS UNDER 0.05 OF AN INCH EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND POSSIBLY SOME SURFACE ROADS. ELEVATED ROADWAYS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF TRAVELING…DRIVE WITH EXTREME CAUTION. REDUCE DRIVING SPEEDS…

LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND THE MOTORIST AHEAD OF YOU…AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. AVOID SUDDEN BRAKING OR ACCELERATION…AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON HILLS OR WHEN MAKING TURNS.