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HOUSTON A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for northern Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Colorado, Liberty, Jefferson, Waller and Wharton counties until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Grimes, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Washington counties, effective until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

As temperatures dropped to freezing late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, there was a chance for ice to form on some elevated roadways and bridges in northern Harris, Austin, Waller and Liberty counties, 11 News Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman said.

Forecast shows skies clearing by [Wednesday] morning with some icy spots, Norman said. By the afternoon, bright sunshine, but it s going to be cool sunshine.

The northern Houston areas were more likely to have problems commuting early Wednesday morning, he said.

As long as temperatures don t drop below 32, we ought to be in decent shape for not seeing too much in the way of icy roads closer to the city, Norman said. It s still pretty warm enough to prevent any kind of widespread freeze up. So that s the good news.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Grimes, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Washington counties, effective until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

In Houston a light rain transitioned to a mixture of rain, snow and sleet early Tuesday evening. That precipitation tapered off toward midnight, with just a few lingering snow flurries. The Houston area reported a trace to 1 inch of snow late Tuesday.

But 3-4 inch accumulations were far more common across parts of central Texas, with 2-4 inches in the Bryan-College Station area, 1-3 inches in the Hill Country and less than 2 inches from Austin to San Antonio.

The National Weather Service reported up to 6 inches of snow accumulated in parts of Texas as widely scattered as Midland and
Sweetwater in West Texas and Palestine in eastern Texas.

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