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Winter storm lacks bite, roads wet instead of icy

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A few degrees seems to have made all the difference, turning a potentially dangerous Monday morning commute into just a wet one.

The National Weather Service canceled its Winter Storm Warning Sunday night. It downgraded the warning to a Winter Weather Advisory that will last through noon on Monday.

Rain and sleet continue to fall, but conditions never deteriorated and roads remained unaffected in the major areas of North Texas.

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said North Texas got all the precipitation that was expected, but it just ended up being a degree or two warmer than predicted. For the latest forecast, see http://www.myfoxdfw.com/weather.

Dallas ISD schools remained open Monday. Some districts were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, but only a few had delayed openings because of the weather. For closings and delays updates see http://www.myfoxdfw.com/category/238837/closings.

Crews with the City of Dallas Department of Street Services had trucks ready to treat roadways throughout the city, but they ended up mostly on standby since conditions remained good.

Freezing is still possible on elevated roads and bridges, though. And FOX 4 traffic reporter Chip Waggoner said drivers should still be cautious on the slick wet roads. Get traffic updates at https://twitter.com/cwaggonerfox4.

Multiple airlines at DFW International Airport pre-canceled a total of 300 departures for Sunday to avoid stranded travelers. About 180 additional flights were canceled Monday morning.

About 19,000 people in North Texas, most in Tarrant County, were without power Monday morning because of the rain and ice on power lines, Oncor said.

Evan Andrews said the storm will move east and most of North Texas will dry out after lunch. The cold will stick around for Thanksgiving, though.

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