FORT WORTH -- Old Man Winter paid a visit to North Texas on Sunday evening, but he won't hang around for long today.
Motorists have to deal with rain this morning, but temperatures in the area are expected to stay above freezing, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 60 percent chance of rain today.
There were relatively few accidents reported on area roads during the morning commute but a number of school districts in North Texas decided to delay opening until 10 a.m., mainly northwest of DFW. Fort Worth, Keller, Arlington and Mansfield schools opened on schedule.
Flights in and out of DFW Airport were unaffected by the change in weather.
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The blast of cold weather is expected to leave North Texas later today as temperatures climb into the lower 50s.
On Sunday evening, sleet and light snow were reported throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area just after sunset. Rain also fell in some areas of Tarrant County.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, a winter weather advisory was issued for counties north and west of Tarrant. The advisory runs through 9 a.m. today. Some snow accumulation is possible on bridges and overpasses, but it is not expected they'll freeze.
"It's been melting on roadways," said meteorologist Amber Elliott of the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. "Motorists will probably just see rain when they go to work."
Elliott said Tarrant County residents should wake up to temperatures in the upper 30s.
Forecasters say it will be sunny with high temperatures in the lower 60s on Tuesday. The rain chances come back Tuesday evening and early Wednesday.
Ryan said North Texans won't have to deal with arctic temperatures and cold winds for the rest of the week.
The high could be in the lower 70s on Wednesday.
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