‘Sleet storm’ creates icy scenes in Oklahoma, Texas
Winter Storm Warnings issued from Texas to Illinois
A winter storm is coating parts of Oklahoma and Texas with ice Wednesday morning before it heads northeast later in the day.
People in Oklahoma reported heavy sleet falling in places like Oklahoma City and Tulsa, which was making for treacherous driving conditions on roads in the area.
One person on social media described the phenomenon in Oklahoma City as a "sleet storm" and posted a video of sleet pouring off their roof.
FOX Weather multimedia journalist Hunter Davis reported sleet was falling in Tulsa by mid-morning, and roads were already becoming slippery.
Some lightning was also being detected with the system as it moved through Oklahoma, meaning some thunder could accompany the wintry weather.
Similar scenes were reported in Texas earlier Wednesday, where officials in Fort Worth and Grapevine warned drivers of icy roads, bridges and overpasses.
Officials in both states were urging people to stay off the roads while crews work to clear them of ice.
Another batch of wintry weather is expected across the same areas later Wednesday as the system exits to the northeast.
This is the second winter storm to affect the country this week. It will eventually head for the Midwest and the Northeast later this week.