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Schools close, warming stations open as winter storm descends on Northeast Texas

 A sheet of ice, topped with sleet and snow, covered Northeast Texas roads Thursday morning.
Mark Haslett
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KETR
A sheet of ice, topped with sleet and snow, covered Northeast Texas roads Thursday morning.

Most schools have announced Thursday closures; some will wait to decide regarding Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Northeast Texas to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday ahead of bitter cold and a chance of sleet, snow and ice late Wednesday through Friday.

Rain should give way to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures drop below freezing tonight. Sub-freezing air will advance over the region from the northwest, proceeding southeast. Bonham could experience freezing rain shortly after dark, while Sulphur Springs should not experience freezing rain until after midnight.

Ice accumulations of up to half an inch are forecast to be followed by sleet and snow accumulations of up to 2 inches. temperatures are expected to fall into the 20s early Thursday and remain in the 20s throughout the day on Thursday.

  • The following list of warming centers and school schedules is being updated as new information comes in. Corrections or updates? Email news@ketr.org.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.