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As a surprise snow falls in Paris, a Pepsi truck in the distance considers a right turn off Pine Mill Road into the back entrance of the Paris Walmart property. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued a winter weather advisory for light sleet and snow, effective until noon on Tuesday.
Bands of wintry precipitation developed over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex about 5 a.m. and then moved east toward Canton and northeast toward Paris.
Much of north and central Texas saw icy precipitation Tuesday morning, but temperatures were only expected to be cold enough for sleet and snow accumulations within the advisory area.
Temperatures were hovering right around freezing for much of the advisory area. Therefore wintry precipitation that fell on road surfaces in contact with the ground is likely to melt. Light snow or sleet accumulations are expected to cause slick spots to develop on bridges and overpasses early this morning.
Snow and sleet accumulations combined were expected to be one quarter inch or less, although isolated areas saw up to an inch and half of an inch of accumulation before the precipitation ended around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.