Crews from the Texas Department of Transportation are conducting 'ice prevention' on freeways in advance of the possibility of wintry precipitation in North Texas.
Dynamic message signs in the TxDOT Fort Worth District are displaying the signs warning motorists to watch for road crews performing the work Thursday.
Spokesperson Val Lopez said the crews were doing the ice prevention work in between the morning and afternoon rush hour times on Thursday. He said operations could continue into the weekend, if needed.
NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell says a cold front will push through North Texas early Friday morning dropping temperatures and bringing widespread rain.
The light rain could start before sunrise and make the highways wet for the morning drive. A cold rain, with on and off showers can be expected during much of the day Friday.
The combination of cold air and any leftover precipitation could mean a chance for some light sleet or snow Friday night.
The wintry mix would mostly impact areas North and West of DFW, but could reach as close as Highway 380 in Denton and Collin counties.
We do not expect any travel issues in Dallas-Fort Worth, but further north, for anyone driving up I-35 or highway 75 into Oklahoma there could be light accumulation on bridges and overpasses.
As for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, our forecast will be dry and we won't be seeing a white Christmas in 2017.