Dallas: Late-Week Freeze Followed by Warm Weekend Weather

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
January 24, 2014; 3:09 AM ET
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Icy conditions have arrived around the Dallas area to close out the week, causing headaches for travelers taking to the roads and the sky.

This wicked winter weather has already led to more than 80 flight delays and over 150 cancellations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for Friday, according to FlightStats.

With roadways wet from the rain Thursday night and temperatures hovering right around freezing, drivers should be aware of slick spots and black ice on untreated roadways, especially during the morning commute.

Early Thursday night, emergency managers reported multiple collisions near the town of Bastrop due to the icy conditions.

Localized power outages are also likely to continue due to the winter weather.

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Drivers should allow for extra time when heading out this morning in case they encounter this hazardous weather or accidents caused by it.

This weather is not expected to hang around for long as rising temperatures are forecast to climb above freezing during the afternoon.

This will be followed by a major warmup in time for the weekend with highs climbing into the lower 60s for Saturday, then nearing 70 on Sunday.


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