It's been cold and schools opened 2 hours later on Friday. Anyone experiencing any winter storm problems?

 

(CNN) -- A frigid winter storm system that put Dallas in the deep freeze will hit the East Coast on Sunday. Lucky for those people, it should be a one-day affair.

Snow, ice or freezing rain will fall on Washington, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston on Sunday, the National Weather Service said. On Monday, temperatures will rise into the 40s and any accumulation should start to melt, the weather service predicts.

Folks in other parts of the country will need an extra blanket on the bed. Unseasonably cold weather will continue.

On Sunday, temperatures are expected to only reach about 10 degrees in the northern and central Rockies, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Sleet and freezing rain is forecast from the Tennessee Valley to Mid-Atlantic on Sunday.

Parts of Texas, the Upper South and the Midwest socked by the winter storm will warm up just a little bit on Sunday. The Weather Service said the temps will rise into the high 30s and 40s, but drop below freezing again Sunday night.

 

How cold was it? On Saturday Southern Methodist University gave away tickets for its football game with Central Florida but didn't get many takers. All but a few seats in the stadium were empty.

The high temperature at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport Saturday was 26 degrees -- the coldest high temperature ever recorded there on December 7 and the coldest December day in Dallas/Fort Worth in 23 years, CNN affiliate WFAA-TV reported.

At least seven people have died in storm-related incidents, with the Texas State Patrol reporting two weather-related fatalities on Saturday but providing no details.

In Lewisville, about 25 miles north of Dallas, the driver of a pickup lost control on an icy road, spun out of control on a road over Lake Lewisville, went over a guard rail and landed in the water. Firefighters dove into the frigid water and towed the truck to the bridge. The unidentified driver died. A passenger was killed Thursday when a vehicle lost control and crashed into another car in Hockley County, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

 

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/07/us/weather-winter-storm/index.html?hp...

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8:19 PM 8 degrees F and expected low tonight to be 4 degrees F. A snifter of snow earlier this evening, but not enough to shovel. We expect below freezing day and night until next Thursday. BRRRRR!

Steph, thanks for the USA weather report ... I have shivers just looking at it. I remember a terrible ice storm when we lived at Ft. Hood and don't remember what part of winter. It would have been in the early 1970s.  

Thank you Joan - yes - just ice here - where I live - other parts of TX got snow. Just ice on roads and schools opening later. It's been unseasonably cold here.

Where I live, it was -10 F this morning.  No problems except hurting fingers after a few minutes outside (even with heavy mittens).  3 inches of snow from the last few days.

I ventured out shopping yesterday.  The roads were slippery but I drove very slowly and came-out alive : )

Stay safe Spud. Weather has been bad lately for lots of people.

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