January 9, 2011 by USA Post 

WFAA WEATHER, North Texas was covered by rain Sunday morning, but as the temperature drops during the day, the precipitation should turn into snow.

The region could see between 1 and 4 inches of accumulation in the evening. The total is entirely dependent on the speed at which frost arrives.

AER meteorologist Colleen Coyle said that the transition from rain to snow is expected around noon in the Dallas-Fort Worth. DopplerNet radar showed the snowline-approached Greenville, northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth, shortly before 10 am

By half past eight on Sunday, no fewer than 200 flights had been canceled at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport in anticipation of the storm of winter. Passengers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport.

Drizzle night could make driving especially dangerous for commuters Monday morning rush hour, Coyle said, that the low temperature should be 28 degrees.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area from Saturday evening until Sunday evening. A winter storm warning is in effect for Tyler, Texarkana and other eastern counties Texas.If you are in the west corridor of Interstate 35, expect to see an inch or less; Dallas and Fort Worth residents can get one to three inches.

The North Texas cities prepare for the worst, with tons of salt and sand ready to be spread on slippery roads.

The city of Dallas has 30 sand trucks on standby, ready to activate Ice Force One crew from 9 am Sunday.

The Texas Department of Transportation does not expect to deploy teams of defrosting on Sunday morning because the rain could wash the chemical solution.

Ministries of water are also on standby for emergency repairs to the mains frozen as the temperature drops into the upper teens by Wednesday morning.

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