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Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Spring; Major Travel Disruptions Possible



Spring, TX – January 15th, 2018: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect across Southeast Texas from late tonight through Tuesday night. Rain is expected to transition to a wintry mix up north early Tuesday and further southward during the day on Tuesday. Driving could become hazardous.

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Spring, Texas, which is in effect from 3 AM Tuesday to 6 AM CST Wednesday. Areas of rain developing behind an arctic cold front will transition to a wintry precipitation mix on Tuesday possibly resulting in travel difficulties. This activity will build southward across the area during the day and could persist into the overnight hours Tuesday night. At this time, little to no accumulation is expected. If the accumulation risk or driving hazards increase, this Advisory might need to be upgraded to a Winter Storm Watch or a Winter Storm Warning.

While winter accumulations are expected to be highest in the warning, travel impacts could be the same in both the advisory and warning zones. Any winter accumulations have the potential to cause significant travel disruptions due to temperatures falling well below freezing during and after the event. This may result in road closures and widespread travel disruptions beginning late tonight in the north; spreading south during the day Tuesday, and continuing into Wednesday morning.

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