The snow may have slowed, but the National Weather Service forecasts freezing rain and treacherous driving conditions through Feb. 3 for the region, said Meteorologist Sarah Barnes, who works in the agency’s Dallas-Fort Worth office.

Freezing rain is expected to accumulate up to half an inch Feb. 1. Residents who live along and west of I-35 will bear the brunt of the severe storm, as that area will encounter the most ice accumulation Feb. 1, said Barnes.

“Roads may become impassable, so it's best that people just stay home and wait this out,” said Barnes. “The ice could also result in some tree limbs breaking and also some localized power outages.”

The freezing precipitation rolling through North Texas will likely transition into rain by the morning of Feb. 2. By Feb. 3, the weather service expects sunshine to finally return, which will melt away the snow and ice, said Barnes.

DFW residents will likely face temperatures ranging from 31-34 degrees until Feb. 3, when the sun is expected to emerge from the clouds, and temperatures will climb up to 50 degrees, according to the weather service’s forecasts.

Stay home and off the roads if possible Feb. 1-2, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Kenna Mitchell said. Sleet and slush create treacherous, slippery conditions on roads and highways. Even after the storm, temperatures are expected to again be below freezing Feb. 2, and DFW roadways may refreeze, so drivers still need to be extremely careful in the coming days, Mitchell said.

If travel is necessary, Mitchell suggested looking at current traffic camera footage via to determine whether a road has been cleared and to plot the safest route.