From the National Weather Service, a winter storm watch will be in effect beginning noon Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday for locations along and northwest of a Goldthwaite to Cleburne to Sulphur Springs line. A cold front will move into North Texas today followed by an arctic cold front overnight tonight. Temperatures will fall rapidly tonight and through the day on Thursday behind the arctic front. Rain will begin to fall behind the front on Thursday and should turn to freezing rain Thursday afternoon or evening when temperatures fall below freezing. The freezing rain is expected to continue through Friday. Bridges and overpasses will be affected first by the freezing rain but roads may also become icy Thursday night and Friday. The weight of the ice may also bring down power lines and trees. Ice accumulations of 1/4 inch or more are expected. Freezing temperatures may persist through the weekend which could prolong travel impacts due to ice.