BE PREPARED: Prolonged power outages possible across East Texas
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A hazardous weather outlook is in place for East Texas.
Rain across the region late Thursday night into Friday night with sub-freezing temperatures is expected which will result in ice accumulation. Most of the ice accumulation will likely be on elevated objects such as bridges, overpasses, trees and electrical lines. Prolonged power outages are highly possible, according to the National Weather Service.
The ice storm warning will be in effect beginning late Thursday night through Friday afternoon for locations along and northwest of a line from
Tyler and Linden to Lewisville and Prescott, Arkansas.
An arctic cold front will be moving through the region Thursday. Rain will develop behind the front but temperatures are expected to remain above freezing for the day. Temperatures will begin to drop below freezing tonight.
An ice storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected to occur. Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous. If you must travel, KETK urges you to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that add to the danger.
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