The National Weather Service in Fort Worth issued the following short-term forecast at 5:49 p.m. for an area including Ellis County.

A light rain will continue across North Texas through mid-evening and may increase a little during the late evening hours. Rain amounts will be light through 9 p.m. with averages ranging from a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch.

Earlier today, the NWS issued a special weather statement, also including Ellis County, that predicts a wintry mix of precipitation could affect northwest sections of North Texas from Friday afternoon through Saturday as an upper level disturbance and cold front combine with increasing moisture.

The NWS is forecasting a wintry mix of precipitation, and a winter storm watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday for locations along and northwest of an Eastland to Gainesville line.

People in the watch area can expect freezing rain, sleet and some snow, with ice accumulations up to three quarters of an inch possible.

Elevated roadways, bridges and overpasses will be affected with travel becoming increasingly treacherous across the watch area.

Elsewhere in North Texas, beginning late Friday night and early Saturday morning, precipitation may start out as a wintry mix as temperatures will be near freezing.

This wintry precipitation is expected to change over to all rain by late Saturday morning from south to north as a warm front pushes warm air into North Texas.

In locations near the watch area, light ice accumulations are possible and may affect travel.