UPDATE: EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. today. Areas of freezing drizzle will continue this afternoon and early this evening before ending. Temperatures have been hovering just below freezing throughout the day.
Higher exposed objects have taken on a thin coating of ice, but roadways remain wet but not icy. Skies will be partly cloudy Wednesday with high temperatures near 46 degrees.
No more rain is expected from Thursday through next Tuesday. Lows will be in the 30s with highs mostly in the 50s.
UPDATE: SMITH COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - For the second day in a row icy conditions are causing motorists some problems on East Texas roads.
A dispatcher in the Tyler office said Loop 49 has several places that are becoming problem area and said there had been several accidents and slide offs.
The bridge at Texas Highway 64 west and Loop 49 is also icing and causing problems.
Sand trucks from the Texas Department of Transportation are running non-stop to sand bridges, overpasses and other areas.
Larry Krantz, media relations for the Tyler District of TxDOT, said 12 sand trucks are currently operating in the county.
"We are headed to Loop 49 and we are also hitting spots on Interstate 20. We are running the 12-yard gravel trucks back and forth as quick as we can," he said.
Authorities are asking for motorists to use caution on roads.
Icy conditions could continue to be a problem throughout the day as weather forecasts are predicting a 50 percent chance of frozen precipitation.
UPDATE: EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Winter Weather Advisory in effect again today for East Texas with a mixed bag of rain, sleet and freezing rain across East Texas until late this morning.
Watch for a glazing of ice on bridges and overpasses for the morning commute.
By 11 a.m. temperatures should be above freezing with a change back to rain.
Precipitation should move east by early afternoon.
It will be cold all day with highs only in the 36-38 degree range.
There is another slight chance of a rain/sleet event Wednesday morning.
Thursday through the upcoming weekend looks dry with mostly sunny skies. Be safe on the roads this today and stay warm today!
TYLER (KYTX) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. until noon Tuesday for much of East Texas along and south of the I-20 corridor.
Rain, freezing rain and sleet are expected to begin before sunrise and continue through the morning. Bridges, overpasses and higher exposed objects could accumulate a slippery coating of ice from 1/10th to as much as 1/4 inch with the worst conditions expected to be to our northeast across northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas.
Exercise caution when traveling in the morning.